I felt sorry for Frenchie, but honestly, I can see why the judges didn't turn around. It was not the best audition by a country mile. I really hope she steps it up next week.
OTOH, it proves that the concept of the show works. If the judges had been able to see and recognize her, I'm sure they probably would have put her through on sympathy. Same thing for Mrs. Rizzo. If this had been AI, she would have begged and they would have waffled and probably put her through. It's SO refreshing to see that not happening.
I love the rest of this show, too. Love the judges and their banter, and how they treat the contestants. Love most of the contestants. Favorites were the girl who lives in her car and sings in bars...country boy...Taralyn the first contestant. Those were the ones that stood out, but most of the others were pretty good.
Only ones I didn't quite like were Xavier and that last lady. I love "Time After Time" and Xavier's rendition just didn't grab me. The other lady just seemed karaoke to me. However, I loved her attitude and she did have a good voice, so I'll give her a second chance.
I hope Frenchie will remain humble since she wants this so badly.It will be interesting to see how the audience reacts to a contest that includes so many seasoned professionals...and also how those pros will react to being coached!