Auditions 2023: Round 2

Stories. Stories. Stories. So many stories. So much emotional manipulation. Yes, every singer has their story. But did I need to know any of my favorite artist’s stories before they became my favorite artists? Of course not. But lest I forget, this is a TV show and TV shows need stories.

Tonight, Idol producers waited until The Glory Spot – which they finally got to one hour and 52 minutes into the show not that I was looking at the clock – to give me someone to go into my Really Interested category. That someone was Trey Lewis, a Chris Stapleton disciple according to Luke.

Yes, Trey has a very sad story of being a survivor of a school mass shooting. He also has a great Stapleton-ish voice. He’ll need some work. The upper part of his range is thin and he’ll need to learn stage presence. But that voice is very compelling and I’m Really Interested to see how he progresses.

Somewhat Interested

Kaylin Hedges – 15 years old with a lot of raw potential. She’s got some good stuff in her voice that doesn’t know what to do with, yet. I wouldn’t have given her a Platinum Ticket but I’m looking forward to seeing how she will benefit from the vocal coaches in Hollywood.

As always, these evaluations are not my predictions of future results and are constantly subject to re-evaluation under the light of my withering musings.

See you next week. I hope you get to listen to some good music. I know I will. Probably lots of Adam Lambert’s new album High Drama. Stay tuned for my review coming soon.

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