Idol‘s foray into California was inspired by the Lonely Island. No, not because the show has long-running and intimidating bosses; no, not because Steven Tyler wants to outdo Andy Samberg by turning himself into a one-man running gag. They’re on a boat! All hands are on deck, all hair is either meticulously style (J. Lo) or wafting every which way (Steven), and like Kevin Garnett, everything is possible for those who audition there!
We really do mean it about the auditioners. The boat took up most of the screen and segment time, but San Diego probably had the best talent-to-chaff ratio so far; unlike the last two weeks even the joke contestants could sort of sing, and the standout contestants could probably win Idol at this stage. Who’s which? Read on.
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