The concrete jungle didn’t bring the heat as much as a native New Yorker would like me would have hoped, but there were some gems in the contestants like the Brooklyn-born Frankie Ford who before auditioning was singing songs on the train for money. Where would “Idol” be without the sob stories?
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And then there was Benjamin Gaisey‘ who decided to don a patent leather Michael Jackson “Thriller” suit to his audition. One big fail.
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“Idol” turned out the be better than I expected and while some disagree with me on my opinion’s about Nicki’s performance, I don’t think I will be able to turn away!
This nicki minaj /Mariah American Idol Beef is about as real as Te'O's girlfriend—
Cherrell Rene (@CherrellRene) January 17, 2013