location: Fresno, CA
what first drew you to american idol ? Honestly, Simon. At first I thought it was just another talent show, but then I flipped over to it one night, and Simon was throwing insults right and left. I found it kind of amusing, and tuned for the rest of season 1.
did you watch both seasons ? most of season 1, and all of season 2
which did you like better? why? season 2, much better talent, and it brought the world to know Clay Aiken.
which idol did you like better, kelly clarkson or ruben studdard ?
Kelly, I think she personifies what it means to be an American Idol, and I adore her voice.
In the first season, who was your favorite? Kelly, I love singers that have those huge voices, and she's so humble.
Between Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson, who did you want to be the American Idol ? why? Kelly, because season 1 was based primarily on looks and i think beyond thatm it also brought out a true talent, because Kelly can really sing, proving she's not just a pretty face.
In the second season, who was your favorite? why? Clay Aiken. When he walked into auditions, my first thought was this is one of the funny moments, and Simon's going to slam him. Then that voice came out, and my mouth dropped. I still remember the night that I watched tha audition, because I was blown away.
Between Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, who did you want to be the American Idol ? why? I wanted Clay to be the American Idol, because he does look like the all american boy, and he has that great talent. But it's almost a blessing in disguise that he came in second, because he'd be know forever as the 2nd american idol, but instead, he's coming into being, Clay Aiken, music star.
Who was your favorite judge? Randy, because he set the tone really for each performance. And he didn't have to be mean, but he critiqued the performances politely for the most part, and appropriately.
If Simon wasn't your favorite judge, what did you think about him? Simon, sometimes should think about what he says before it flies out of his mouth. Like with Clay's performance of grease. he should have told clay that it was the outfit that was driving him crazy, and that he still sounded on key, and sounded well. when you say that was horrible, that isn't specific.
Did you go to any of the American Idol Tour Concerts? Yes, I went to season 1, which was a lot of fun. I was unable to go to season 2, because I'd already moved away for school.
What did you think? It was a lot of fun. I remember I was so stressed out from school, and going to see the idols was my way to let go, and have fun.
Did it change your opinion on any of the contestants? On nikki, a bit. i always liked her voice, but she was really good that night.
Have you met any of the Idols of either season ? I met AJ & Jim from season 1.
If so, what did you think of them ?
They were both really sweet guys, And it as awesome of them to come out and say hi.
Have you ever stalked any of them ? No.
What do you think of Kelly Clarkson's music career now ? I think she's on a great track.
Do you have her cd ? If so, what do you think ? I love her cd. As soon as I got it, I couldn't stop listening to it. It's awesome.
What do you think of Clay Aiken's music career now ? I think Clay is also on this great track, where he's almost past American Idol, and people still love him and his voice.
Do you have his cd ? If so, what do you think ? I got his cd day one. i listened to it immediately, and loved what i was hearing. I was happy to hear some mid-tampos, hopefully on his next album, he'll have some more. It's awesome. It's the first cd i recommend to someone who's looking for a new cd.
What do you think of Ruben Studdard's music career now ? It's going okay I guess. I didn't see a lot of his personal appearances for his cd , or a music video until I watched it online, but I like his song.
Will you buy his cd ? I haven't yet.
What do you think about Justin Guarini's music career now ? I felt bad when i heard he got dropped from his label, but the boy can sing, so I think he definately has a career ahead.
Do you have his cd ? If so, what do you think ? I don't have it.
What do you think about his record label dropping him? Do you agree ? I don't agree, I don't think the label gave him a decent shot, but I guess that's the music industry.
Your Opinion of...
Kimberly Locke : Incredible voice. Love her.
R.J. Helton : good personality, and i like his stage presence.
Frenchie : she rocks! if i didn't have to go back to school so soon, i would have gone to see her in dreamgirls which is in my hometown right now.
Kimberly Caldwell : from the auditions, i liked her voice, but she came off as a huge snob. couldn't really stand her in the top 10.
Nikki McKibbin : good voice, but probably shouldn't had made it as far as she had on the show.
Tamyra Gray : she's got an awesome voice, and i loved seeing her again on boston public performing. that was cool.
Trenyce : i didn't think much of her, until neil sadaka night. she pulled off love will keep us together, in that innocent, but sexy way, and i was like she has to stay, and i was shocked when she was voted off.
Carmen Rasmusen : i never really liked her voice, and thought she got a little cocky about being on AI, but that's not a whole lot to judge on.
Charles Grigsby : i was bummed when he got voted off so soon, i really like his voice.
Christina Christian : she's got a cool voice, not one of my favorites though.
Julia DeMato : i liked julia from the beginning, but she made bad song choices on the show.
Have you ever tried out for American Idol ? no
What was your experience ?
Are you planning on trying out next season ? I would like to.
Are you excited for next season? What do you expect ? I am really excited to watch the auditions, and i'm not expecting to find another clay, but just talent that has potential.
Any other opinions you want to include ? american idol is awesome. clay deserves what he has, ryan seacrest is a doll.
Do you consider yourself an "OBSESSED" American Idol Fan ?! I would consider myself to be obcessed 1/4 american idol, 3/4 clay. i love that kid to pieces, and i love what the show has done for his career. but i really do love watching the show, it's really exciting.