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Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Wreck of the Sarah Fitz-Goldberg

In case you missed this on "American Idol" last night, let me introduce you to Sarah Goldberg. Highlander and I just sat in amazement as this horror unfolded before our eyes.

::blink:: ::blink::


Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

I saw her. The poor thing. Obviously she needs her medication adjusted.

I feel sorry for the people they abuse. But then, if you dress up in a red cowgirl hat and won't get off the stage, or if you show up like Rocketman or other similar freakazoid, you leave yourself open for national ridicule.

Or perhaps it's a sick cry for attention.

Therapists out there, are you taking notes? ;)

1/25/2007 11:33 AM  
Blogger Tony Collett said...

1) Where was Simon?
2) Kathy and I watched the new Iron Man animated film last night, thanks to a free Blockbuster rental coupon. I'm not sure which couple had the worse viewing experience.

1/25/2007 4:53 PM  
Blogger SuperFiancee said...

Opus -

Yeah, she clearly needed some meds. I don't much care for the mocking they do (watching to find the gems in between), but this girl was special. This morning, on the radio on the way in to work, the local DJ's were asking therapists to call in to diagnose Sarah's problem. (And I gotta tell you, my stat counter shows all kinds of hits today for folks looking for this clip.)

Tony -

The story is that he was hungover after a late night drinking. He showed up later and joined the group, but the girl is probably lucky he wasn't there. Hard to imagine it going worse, but had Simon been there, I'm sure it would have.

H and I had talked about watching that IRON MAN flick. Thanks for the warning!! You should try to get your money back...;)

1/25/2007 5:14 PM  
Blogger MJ Norton said...

Wow. There's a performance for you. (And a good tagline for the header, btw. Oddly enough earlier this week part of the lunch conversation saw us hitting on a "Wreck of the Ella Fitgerald" joke thanks to the mix in a terrible soundtrack that was playing in the restaurant.)

Yeah, the auditions bring out a wide range of emotional and personality disorders, and there's no getting around the fact that part of the show's intent is to draw these people in. With the thousands who show up -- and we've all seen the stadium-filling crowds -- there is no way that everyone gets to stand up in front of Simon and pals over the course of a mere two days.

There's obviously a pre-screening process, and the least callous guess I can make is that they primarily try to keep out the people who show up obviously interested only in playing it as a joke or on a dare. Keeping people in who through sheer density or some other maladjustment really believe they belong there no matter how obvious it is otherwise is obviously part of what the screeners do.

Still, as coarse an entertainment as it sometimes can be, I still enjoy this phase of the process much more than the later voting and elimination of the ones who've already received their tickets to Hollywood.

I knew I was in desperate need of something like a good night's sleep, so I took steps to ensure it. I was asleep before the first half hour of last night's Idol was over, so I missed this. Thanks for posting it; I'll have to do a search to try to pull together a highlights list of the New York experience.

1/25/2007 5:34 PM  
Blogger AaA said...

I clicked that accidentally and it opened onto my monitor.

You may begin begging me for forgiveness now.

1/25/2007 10:35 PM  
Blogger Tony Collett said...

You didn't tell me the lady replacing Simon was Carole Bayer Sager:

1/26/2007 1:44 PM  
Blogger SuperFiancee said...

Mike -

Yeah, it's pretty hard to look away from it. Some scary, scary stuff to be sure!

I have no idea about AI's prescreening process, but can't imagine Paula Abdul (and company) taking the time to sit through each and every audition for the tens of thousands of people waiting at each venue.

Nate -

LOL - My humblest apologies, Friend.

Tony -

I couldn't even recognize her during the show. I kept hearing them refer to her as Carol and couldn't place her for anything. She sure as Hell doesn't look anything like the photo on her website.

1/29/2007 9:34 AM  

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