YouTube Video For James Earl – “Everything In Life” – American Idol 13 Auditions

James Earl came out and mumbled the whole time he was talking to the camera and then to the judges. Harry said he is one of the coolest guys he has met in a long time.

James Earl sang his own song, “Everything In Life.” But the voice was really weak. It was like a low-volume impersonation of Michael Jackson or something. Then, he went for some low notes, and they were pretty bad, too.

The judges weren’t impressed with him as a singer. So James told a joke. “Why did the dog go in the water? Cause he didn’t want to be a hot dog.” Harry Connick said he thinks comedy is James’s calling.

In the end, it became apparent that the judges just weren’t into his voice. They showed Harry and Keith saying NO. So Jennifer didn’t have to vote. They didn’t show the judges commenting on the song, “Everything In Life.”

Earl is eliminated and is not going to the Hollywood rounds. And it seems like his original song wasn’t catchy enough to give him a chance.

YouTube Video – James Earl’s “Everything In Life” From American Idol 13 (link added as soon as possible)

YouTube Video For Troy Durden – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – American Idol 13 Auditions

Troy auditioned in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives there and is 29. Troy came out like a joke contestant, twerking and all. He tried to get Jennifer Lopez to join in, but she said she didn’t have the right clothes. But when he sang, he was actually a decent singer. It wasn’t the best performance of this song I have heard – not even close. But it was surprisingly good. The judges then had Troy sing and twerk at the same time.

The judges said it just might twerk.

Harry, Keith, and Jennifer had fun watching Durden’s audition. They did all send him through to Hollywood but didn’t seem overly confident in his chances. Based on their lack or excitement over his actual singing, I’d say Troy has an uphill battle at this point. His comedic style has never worked well on this show, either, when it comes to getting votes.

YouTube Video – Troy Durden – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (link added after Idol puts it on their channel)

YouTube Video For Taylor Hildack – “Before He Cheats” – American Idol 13 Auditions

Taylor Hildack auditioned on the first episode of American Idol 13. It was broadcast on January 15, 2013. She sang Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.” It was certainly an okay performance with some decent power. But as seen below, the judges just weren’t impressed with the other aspects of her singing.

Jennifer thinks the voice is strong, but Keith says the range is not so great. Harry says she needs some practice, but there is grating quality to it. Harry ended up saying NO because her voice just isn’t strong enough. Keith also said NO. Jennifer was the only one who voted to send Taylor to Hollywood. She thought the guys made a mistake. Harry says you have to have some technique to make it, and he doesn’t think Hildack had it.

Hildack is eliminated for Season 13. Something tells me she won’t be back.

I’ll add a link here to Taylor’s YouTube video of her “Before He Cheats” audition after Idol puts it online.

YouTube Video For Marielle Sellers – “Grenade” – American Idol 13 Auditions

When asked to say something encouraging before going in to audition, Marielle said, “A game.”

Marielle Sellers was the first singer to audition on Season 13 of American Idol. She is 17 years old. Marielle sang Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.”

Harry Connick said she would be a nightmare for the other contestants. Jennifer Lopez said that she had a beautiful tone, and Keith Urban remarked that he loved it. Keith ripped off one-third of a golden ticket, and then he and the other judges presented the whole ticket to Marielle. She was a unanimous choice to go to Hollywood.

Marielle played the guitar while singing. She didn’t really show that much power. At the same time, it seems like the show was teasing her as a possible favorite.

Here, you can see Marielle’s YouTube video for her “Grenade” audition after it is uploaded to their official channel.

YouTube Video For Sam Woolf – “Lego House” – American Idol 13 Auditions

Sam Woolf is 17 and from Bradenton, Florida. Keith said his pitch was incredible, and he was impressed at the fast tempo of this version. Jennifer said it opened up like a flower as the performance went along. Harry talked about Sam’s treble-clef tattoo. Harry won’t let his kid get one. He says NO to the tattoo but YES to Hollywood. Keith and Jennifer also said YES to the Hollywood audition round.

Sam sang “Lego House.” Harry said his daughters will love Sam, and he would actually go watch him perform. Overall, the judges seemed really impressed by Woolf. We’ll see if he can make it, but they really loved him.

Sam’s audition was on the first show of American Idol 13. It aired on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

YouTube Video For Sam Woolf’s “Lego House” Audition Performance For Season 13 Of American Idol (will add this later when uploaded)

NBC Comedy Entertainment Video: Jimmy Fallon Monologue For January 7, 2014

The following NBC entertainment video comes from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. It is Jimmy’s monologue, which is a standup comedy routine done at the beginning of each show. This monologue is from the Tuesday, January 7, 2014 episode.

This is one of the last few monologues that Jimmy will do on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He starts The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in February.

Part 1:

Fallon tells the audience to stay warm because we are in a polar vortex.

It is so cold that doctors are telling people to avoid drinking alcohol if they go outside. It’s a frostbite risk. But parents stuck in the house with kids are saying it’s worth the risk.

Fallon poked fun at Obama for inviting unemployed people to the White House to talk about income inequality. It shows a lot of sympathy to invite unemployed people to a huge white mansion that you live in for free.

Michelle Obama is staying at Oprah’s house in Hawaii. She told the housekeeper to make sure Michelle has clean linens at all times. Stedman said he heard her the first time.

Jimmy talked about the new Bachelor, Juan Pablo. He says their favorite contestant is Kat Hurd. They made fun of the name, which sounds like “cat turd” if you slightly mispronounce it. After meeting Kat Hurd, Juan Pablo said she smells good. Fallon said it must be the Fresh Step. Mark and Tariq, from The Roots, then reenact one of the scenes from The Bachelor.

Part 2:

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to get rid of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park. Jimmy then sent someone out on the street to get their opinions on this issue. But they had to answer in a high-pitched voice.

Jimmy talked about Dennis Rodman, who just came back from another trip there and is now claiming that North Korea is not that bad. Even Kim Jong-Un is saying it’s kind of bad.

They showed some clips of Alex Trebek rapping some of the answers on Jeopardy. Jimmy then joked about Trebek having several different rap albums. His latest album is Trebeezus. Pat Sajak is shirtless on a motorcycle on the cover.

Justin Bieber’s new documentary, Believe, has only made about $3 million so far. That is way below his previous film. Jimmy isn’t sure where Bieber’s audience went. But he can tell him one direction he might want to look in.

NBC Comedy Video – Jimmy Fallon Monologue – January 7, 2014 – Part 1

NBC Comedy Video – Jimmy Fallon Monologue – January 7, 2014 – Part 2

NBC TV Entertainment Video: Jay Leno Skit For January 7, 2014 – “Products For A Better You”

The following NBC entertainment videos contain a skit called “Products For A Better You.” The skit is from Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. The episode aired on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. I have also included a text summary of the skit. Watch the videos for the full routine.

This is the last full month for Jay to host The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon takes over in February.

Part 1:

The Facewaver Exercise Mask:

This is a ridiculous mask that supposedly makes your face look younger by reducing wrinkles. Jay says you can wear it anywhere except the bank. He tries it and then takes it off, asking if the audience thinks he looks younger. They approve, so he asks NBC if he can keep his job.

Next was some funny product that is designed to separate the egg yolk from the egg white. It is a mug with a man’s face. You put in the cracked egg, and the liquid part (the egg white) flows through the man’s nose so you can separate the parts.

The Mirror Plate:

The plate has a small mirror in it so you can check your teeth for food after you finish eating. It is from England. Jay says the Mirror Plate is about as close to the dentist as they get.

The Power Nap Head Pillow:

I don’t really get it. But this is a pillow with a hole inside so that you can put it on your head. I guess it’s so you can sleep wherever you are. It also has some holes to put your hands, which is equally absurd.

Loopa Gyroscopic Toddler Bowl:

The idea is that the gyroscope will keep cereal or other food from falling on the ground. But when Jay tested it, he spilled milk on the floor. Maybe this works for solid food only.

Part 2:

Leno then showed a remote controlled mop. It moved around some but didn’t seem to work that well when Jay tested it.

The Neck System Exerciser:

You attach this to a door, and it has a device that you push with your neck to get a workout. Jay says you will then bang your head against the door when you realize you just wasted $130.

The Anywhere Exercise Box:

This is a $60 box that you step up and down on to get exercise. Hilarious.

The Ace Power Exerciser:

This is from South Korea. It looks like you are riding a horse or something. Jay says this is how Psy came up with Gangnam Style.

Jay Leno Skit For January 7, 2014 – Products For A Better You – Part 1

Jay Leno Skit For January 7, 2014 – Products For A Better You – Part 2

NBC TV Entertainment Video: Jay Leno Monologue For January 7, 2014

The following NBC entertainment videos contain the Tonight Show’s Jay Leno monologue for the episode that aired on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. I have also included a text summary of the topics for this monologue. Watch the videos for the full jokes.

This is the last full month for Jay to host The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon takes over in February.

Part 1:

Jay is talking about it being 2014. It’s been 15 years since we partied like it’s 1999.

For a new year, Old Father Time makes way for the New Year’s Baby. NBC refers to this as “Leno and Fallon.”

A study says that dogs align themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field in preparation for going to the bathroom. The Earth’s magnetic field is also perfectly aligned with Leno’s front lawn.

It is so cold, that a polar bear at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo had to be moved indoors. This is because a polar bear in the wild has thicker blubber, so it can withstand the cold better. Americans have this thick layer of blubber, so they have no problem walking around in the cold.

It was recently colder in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, than on the surface of Mars. Actually, Mars has more night life than Winnipeg. And there are more things to do.

The average temperature across America was 14 degrees. That’s so cold that the Blue Man Group blended in with the rest of the country.

Jay then told some more “it’s so cold” jokes:

1. New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, had to dig Michael Bloomberg out of the snow.

2. Anthony Wiener said it was bone-chilling.

3. In Utah, the Supreme Court put a freeze on gay marriage.

4. The Bachelor on ABC has a cold sore not from herpes.

Scientists report they developed a strain of marijuana that does not contain THC. Jay says we have this already. It is oregano.

Jay showed a skit about what eggs in a frying pan look like both with and without THC. With THC, the eggs are laughing.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford is running for reelection. Jay wonders where he gets the energy.

Part 2:

Rob Ford’s new campaign slogan: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the meth lab.

People in Sochi will be allowed to protest – in a special protest zone in Siberia.

Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea to play an exhibition basketball game. Jay showed a bizarre CNN interview with Rodman. The other former NBA players were sitting there, apparently embarrassed by the interview. Jay says you don’t usually see faces like that on NBA players until the paternity test comes back.

Pope Francis reportedly has an approval rating of 88 percent. If he comes out with Francis Care, the whole thing could go down the tubes.

There is some new toothbrush that is supposed to detect when you have too much plaque. An app then sends the info to your iPhone. Alternatively, you could just look in the mirror.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was airlifted by the Ecuador Navy to get an emergency operation for kidney stones. Jay then told a lame joke about the Navy charging him shipping and handling and then recommended other operations that other people have bought (you’ll get it if you use Amazon).

Jay joked about Evander Holyfield’s homosexuality comments. He said stupidity is incurable.

Leno then showed an infomercial for a product called the “Bacon Bowl.” The skit then said that if you order now, you get the Bacon Coffin for free.

Jay Leno Monologue For January 7, 2014, Part 1

Jay Leno Monologue For January 7, 2014, Part 2

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Brandy Neelly

Brandy Neelly was 17 when she auditioned last year. She is from Louisville, Kentucky.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Brandy Neelly

Predictions:

The main thing I heard is Brandy sings way too loud sometimes for a country singer. She really needs to lower that volume sometimes. I know there are more aggressive country singers these days. But not a one of them has won these multi-genre singing contests from what I have seen. I predict Brandy has a pretty good chance of making the Top 12. But she is going to struggle after that because she is not the kind of smooth country singer that goes deep or wins these contests. With that said, she may have refined her style in the last year. So I’m keeping an open mind until I hear Season 13’s performances from Brandy.

Audition:

Brandy Neelly actually auditioned for Season 12 but was not selected for the voting rounds. She sang “Your Cheatin Heart” for one of her auditions. I couldn’t find the YouTube video for it, but here is a DailyMotion video. Neelly was also in 2nd-place finisher Kree Harrison’s Holywood group round. Click here to watch a DailyMotion video clip of that “Sin Wagon” audition.

Brandy had a backstory in Season 12 where they talked about her becoming a foster child. But her aunt on her dad’s side and her husband took her in and raised her.

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Ethan Harris – “You’ll Think Of Me”

Based on spoiler lists provided by The Idol Pad, Ethan Harris has advanced to the top 30 of American Idol 13.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Ethan Harris

Audition And Predictions:

Actually, Ethan Harris’s American Idol 13 audition was already shown as part of a preview commercial. He sang a Keith Urban song, “You’ll Think Of Me.” You can see a YouTube video of it by clicking here. Ethan seems to be cast as the “kind of geeky” musician type. He has a fun personality, and a lot of people will probably like him. Based on just this one audition, he is a pretty good singer, as well. If he can get past the middle rounds, Harris will probably start out as a mid-packer for the Top 12. However, due to the way Idol is edited, he may have trouble showing that personality. It just depends on how the show wants to build his character.