Franchelle "Frenchie" Davis, the 23-year-old singer canned by Fox, was a fan favorite and had been tabbed last week by Entertainment Weekly as one of the program's leading six contenders. According to a TSG source, Davis posed topless (and appeared to be masturbating) on "Daddy's Little Girls," a web site where "the girls have all grown up...and the boys have come to play."
I'd say she did a bit more than pose in underwear. It was about her involvement with a porn site. No wonder she doesn't like to talk about it.
So....we are using people who already had a BIG chance and didn't make it. So now they are getting yet another chance. Just glad that they kicked Lukus to the curb....he made me gag when I saw him with his wife on Dr. Drew's show
I checked out the previews/sneeks at the website and have this program set on my DVR. This looks different - no judging or critiquing - coaching only with the real competition between the coaches, at least in the opening rounds. With his co-host gig (with Reba) on the CMA award show, Blake is a rising star, not only in country, but is catching attention outside those parameters.
I'm looking for both angst and fun...do they go together?
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
Frenchie did have the misfortune of being on the second season of Idol, when keeping a squeaky clean image was key. I remember the uproar a few seasons later when it was revealed another contestant had posed almost nude and she was kept on the show (it didn't help matters this girl was white, tall, and model thin). Of course race and appearance issues got thrown into the mix, but I don't think it was any of that. I thought Frenchie was very talented when she did the show and likely would have done well had she stayed on it. I hope she has success this time.
I remember that other scandal. I believe the girl's BF posted the pictures online once she made it onto AI. Real class there, pal. Nothing happened to the second girl.
RE: AGT: I do watch, but it's not my favorite show. If it weren't on in the summer there'd probably be something else on I'd find more worth while. I agree I wish they didn't focus so much on singers and put the other acts through just as filler. I'd also like to see people on there that actually have a realistic chance of winning and that can be seen as a Vegas act. However, the producers probably figure that more viewers will identify and support a singer rather than a novelty act.
Whatever happened to "Nessun Dorma" guy?
You know, it's funny, but that puppet guy is from my city of Dallas. However, since I didn't watch AGT at the time I had never heard of him, until I read an article about him in our local paper written several months later and talking about how successful he was in Vegas.It should say something that the only act to ever have huge success was a non-singer.
I also recall the producers of AI getting called out, when they made the claim they didn't put people through for ratings, that people had gone through that were obviously way over the age limit. I'm all for watching a show that has no drama, no gimmicks, no obvious ratings stunts, and focuses on the talent and the kids. I could care less about the drama between the judges and the host, which was yet another reason I grew tired of AI.
Hmmm, like that guy who sung about pulling up your pants? I have to admit, I didn't mind him being put on TV. I work in a high school, and so I want to sing that song every time I see some boy with his trousers sagging.
Ariel, I love your pic of David Cook.
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!
I have the show set to go on the DVR and evidently there was a 15 minute sneak peak that the DVR caught. It showed all the judges singing and they were great! I loved the vibe of the clip, it looked exciting. If they can keep that going? This should be pretty good.
Avatar: Eastern Amberwing dragonfly photo by me.
I am quite ready for Tuesday!
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When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I can't wait to see this show! American Idol has been such a huge disappointment for the past 8 years or so. I think this year I finally let go and am not sure if I will ever watch again. Somewhere down the line it became more about looks than talent. Don't tell me the current crop is the best America has to offer--I'm not buying that!
I can't wait to watch this show tonight!!
Grates on my nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard.
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