THE X FACTOR (US) “Bootcamp #1? Episode 5 – So bootcamp has begun. Of course my first question was: “What the Hell is bootcamp?”
Held in Los Angeles (where else?), the first day brought 162 acts and left us with 100. Of the 62 that left I recognized a total of… one. That’s one part Darwinism with two parts “Good Riddance.”
Things I didn’t know: Chris “Lil Homie” Rene had a sister in the competition, and she made it through! Also, Audrey Turner is the ex-wife (post Tina) of Ike Turner?! Alrighty!
Day two dawned bright and sunny, and some people overslept. Just like on American Idol “Group Week.” Shocking, I know.
As I guessed, they didn’t make it all the way through the “final 100? to give us our 32 acts—more of that to come tomorrow. Here are my thoughts on a couple of today’s standouts:
Back to Audrey Turner: she crushed a Radiohead song. I was slightly surprised. I am left wondering whether Tina even knows she exists. Read More...