Recap: 'The X Factor' - 'Auditions #2' Live-Blog

We're back again for another night of "The X Factor" live-blogging. I don't anticipate that I'll live-blog next week's show -- Rosh Hashanah, among other things -- but last night went OK, so I'm fine with making live-blogging a fun premiere week game.

8:00 p.m. The trucks are rolling again... Where will they stop tonight?

8:02 p.m. We begin in Miami, which may be a veiled attack on ABC's "Charlie's Angels," which is premiering as we speak. Same stakes as last night. Everybody is excited. Everybody wants $5 million.

8:03 p.m. Cheryl Cole also did the Chicago auditions, I believe. So for Miami, we're stuck with Nicole Scherzinger along with L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. 

8:04 p.m. Our first auditioner is 27-year-old Ashley Sansone, who describes herself as "an unemployed starving artist." She's a bit of a frantic goofball and she has "unstoppabletalent" as her email address. But does she have unstoppable talent of her own? Ashley is Ashley's own inspiration. And she doesn't want to be "a cornball" singing songs about Gummi Bears. Wait. What the heck is wrong with the Gummi Bear's theme song? "I could be somebody's inspiration," she says. The audience laughs at her. This is NOT a good sign. "I'm exhausted," Paula signs. Ashley rips off her boots as the music begins. Is there any chance she can actually sing? No. I've gotta say: When people on "Idol" suck, they're only being humiliated in front of the judges and a handful of tech people. "I hope you have really thick skin," L.A. says, adding that Ashley made him want to slit his wrists. "I couldn't understand a single word you said," Simon tells her, as Ashley begs to try a ballad. She gets four "No" votes. Bye, Ashley. "She's a nutcase," Reid says without any real judgment.  Read More...


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