Wednesday, February 4, 2009

American Idol 8: Hollywood Round Kicks Off

After journeying 7 cities, American Idol Season 8 engaged 147 golden ticket holders in the Hollywood Week elimination rounds. Although rumors of who made it in the top 36 has been circulating all over the web, we can never tell the outcome until we see it for ourselves.

So contestants gathered up in Kodak Theater in Hollywood where they met a mentor, Barry Manilow, to give them a few tips on how to make it through this round of the competition.

Yesterday's show covered up the first two days of the competition, where the golden ticket holders were divided into two groups. In each group, eight people will stand in front of the four judges and each will have only one shot to make it to the next round.

In the first group, the performances of Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai, Jasmine Murray and Stephen Fowler were the praised excessively by the judges. The scene-stealer like Dennis Brigham did not make it through and dissed Simon as being "cheap" -- referring to his choice of clothing.

On the second day, Jackie Tohn, Danny Gokey and Jamar Rogers were the most notable of the performances shown. Surprise, surprise.. Bikini Girl Katrina Darrel is still through to the next round.

Allin all, the dream is still alive with 104 hopefuls. Tomorrow, it is expected that tempers will flare up among the contestants as they battle each other on the Group round.

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