We are now starting the process of paring down the group to the top 24: 12 girls and 12 guys. I still can’t remember many of the names of people I liked except the Osmond boy. I like him. He is afflicted with a serious disease (mulitple sclirosis (sp?) or something like that). He seems calm, confident but not cocky, has a really nice voice, handsome, and a big time name. He should go far in spite of his name. I like the goofy guy because he drives Simon crazy and he has a pretty good voice, and the blonde nature girl who changed her song at the last minute.
I also think anyone who cries should be elimated immediately because they aren’t tough enough for this. I think you have to have thick skin to make it in the music business, and you have to take criticism. Some critcism is constructive and some destructive and you have to sort that out. At times Simon uses it to manipulate the votes like he did last year against David Cook (it didn’t work). Only tough, together people can make it in the music business just like in sports. MORE GOING ON TONIGHT, I THINK.