X Factor 2012 Audtions Round 2 Recap: Bad Singers Steal The Show
Just like last season, we got one night of amazing singers and then a night of terrible singers. So needless to say, I was not as impressed with night two of The X Factor 2012 premiere as I was as the first night.
First of all, when they feature all bad singers, there’s nothing to write about! It makes my job hard. And secondly, I’ve never been a fan of the gimmicky, staged auditions. So let’s see if I can actually pull off this recap.
Johnny Maxwell. This guy performed an original song and while I’m never a big fan of rap, this guy did a decent job at rapping. But but not so great at singing. And I guess that’s just kind of how it goes. I don’t think I would have out him through (you know if what I think really mattered or something). But the judges loved him, so we’ll be hearing more of him.
Jason Brock. OK, this guy… another crazy, wackadoo giant ham. Who can’t sing. No wait. He’s a ham, but he can actually sing. And shockingly well! We were totally tricked into thinking he was going to be yet another mess but he was amazing. He’s full of soul and his vocals are spot-on and controlled. Very impressed. He got four easy yeses from the judges.
Carly Rose Sonenclar. OK, I knew this cute little girl wasn’t going to be one of the terrible singers, but I still didn’t expect to hear what I heard when she opened her mouth. Her version of “Feeling Good” was phenomenal. At 13, she’s better than not only all the young singers from last season, but better than most of the singers period. Her big voice is filled with soul and she exudes confidence. Something crazy would have to happen for this girl to not make it to the live shows. She’s way good.
Pat Ford. So I’ll cave and feature one of the standout psychotics. And when I say psychotic I mean it. This guy was a little obsessed with Britney. And when he butchered her song “Circus,” she was not impressed. Actually she seemed appalled and kind of scared. He was definitely a little scary.
So here’s to hoping we get more good singers than bad when the X Factor returns next week. Are you with me and like the good singing better than the duds or am I alone on that?