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American Idol 11: Portland Auditions
Air Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 [8-9pm]
Audition City: Portland, OR
Jermaine Jones - "Superstar"
He does great on the low notes, and his voice reminds me of Ruben Studdard.
Britney Kellogg - "You're No Good"
Her husband held her back from chasing her dreams, and he cheated on her; she has two boys. She's from Vancouver, WA, the state I live in.
Naomi Gilles - "Crying"
She's a little shouty in the louder and higher notes, but overall it was good.
Her boyfriend had a stroke. Her voice is strongly R&B.
45 went through to Hollywood.
American Idol 11: St. Louis Auditions
Air Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 [8-9pm]
Audition City: St. Louis, MO
*John Keyser - "A Change is Gonna Come"
I'm usually more impressed by the girls during the auditions than the guys, but he has probably the best male voice that has auditioned this year.
Her voice is very reminiscent of Faith Hill and Martina McBride. She's in the middle of a divorce; her husband took her dreams away from her (Sound familiar? See Britney Kellogg above).
Ethan Jones - "I'll Be"
He's a high school dropout, and in a family band. He has a smooth voice with a few growls thrown in once in a while that surprised me coming from him but that I liked.
46 went through to Hollywood.
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