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Andy Capwell’s American Idol Recap: Day Two

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Season XIII of American Idol continued last night with more auditions from Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California. Here’s a look at some of the auditions from last night and my comments.In Austin, here were some of my favorite contestants:

Jesse Roach: She sang a KT Oslin song ‘Do Ya’ and she rocked it!
Megan Miller: She took on Carrie Underwood’s ‘Before He Cheats’ and she was strong vocally without over doing it.
Eric Wood: An oil worker, we only saw his audition for a few seconds, he sang the Allman Brothers ‘Simple Man’ and had that thick, soulful country voice.
John Fox: He was featured at the opening of the show and during the audition he was excellent. One to watch.

Some of the auditions from Austin that I disagreed with the judges:

T.K Hash: He was the young President Obama look-a-like. His voice was decent, but the judges gushed over him. I am guessing the three judges are supporters of the President.
Tristen Langely: He is the 15 year old son of Season 1′s Nikki McKenna, who finished third. His voice was just alright. The judges let him through, even though Harry Connick Jr. was honest about the fact if wasn’t for his back story, he’d probably not make it to Hollywood.

The auditions now move to San Francisco, here’s a recap:

Rachel Rolleri, a 17-year-old Keith Urban fan, sings ‘Stay’ by Sugarland and her vocals are very good and the judges loved her, me too.
Brianna Oakley: She made it to the Hollywood round last year and came back to audition this year. She was fantastic. One of the early favorites for this season.

Those were my only two standouts from San Francisco. In fact, I disagreed with the judges decisions. Contestants that I would not have sent through to Hollywood include:

Remi Wolf, Emmanuel Zidor, Mik H., Rico Perkins and Adam Roth.

I still am enjoying the judges chemistry and Harry Connick Jr.’s sense of humor and honesty with the contestants.

Who did you like last night on American Idol? And are you enjoying this season?

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