On the second day of auditions, the crowd gets cut from 330 to 140. Some of the favorites from the first episode remain, some are sent home. How did it go for these Popstars hopefuls?
Day 2. For the second round of auditions, the judges get medieval of the asses of the male and female hopefuls. In an effort to weed out the field, the Popstars judges – Executive Vice President of 143 Records, Jaymes Foster-Levy; choreographer Tony Michaels; and record producer/songwriter Brad “RipRock” Daymond – must be brutal. They begin with an intense interview session. Not only are the judges looking to uncover their personalities, but as Brad says, “They’re going to be doing a lot of press and they have to know these questions and be able to respond. And people are going to want to know more about them, so we want to have that kind of personality.”
First up are Lian Ellis and Dorothy Szamborska. Both were in a girl group together, but unfortunately their record never got off the ground. With Popstars they are trying one last time to make their dreams come true. They impress the judges enough to both make it to the next round.
Next up are the super-cute brother and sister, Jackie and Vanessa Salvucci. With the support of their Mom and Dad, both make it to the next round.
Greg Treco and co-worker Angela Trimbur both perform at Great Adventures amusement park. However, the judges like the qualities in Greg’s voice better and Angela is crushed.
The judges are concerned about the demands being a Popstar will put on new mom, Monika Christian, but her audition proves her worthy of moving onto the next round.
After a weird montage of contestants doing everything form opera to yodeling, Michael Washington from West Covina, California, makes the cut.
The wheelchair-bound Jennifer Kumiyama, who kicked everyone’s ass with her awesome voice in the first audition, wasn’t quite as good this time around and gets cut. She agrees with the judges and exits with grace and optimism.
After a cute montage of all the parents who came out to support their kids, we meet Laurie Gidosh and her mother. Lauire makes the cut and gets a big hug from mom.
Jenna Hamilton got cut on day two last year and has a deja vu this year when she gets cut again. Then she throws a weepy tantrum, followed by a rendition of Survivor by Destiny’s Child. She annoyed me. She can sing, in a Kathy-Lee-Gifford kind of way, but she needs to get over herself.
First there were 6,000. Then there were 330. This week the number of aspiring Popstars dwindles to 140.
Next Week: Day three and the dance auditions! In the sneak peak we get to see that hotty Josh Henderson may be out because of an injury. Stay tuned …