So, there's a few things that I need to get off my chest here.
1.) American Idol auditions!!! Anyone out there between the ages of 16 and 28 are welcome to come and try out. We'll be in 8 cities across the country from August to October. Line-up is as follows:
Cleveland, Ohio - August 4, 2004
Washington, D.C. - August 18, 2004
Orlando, Florida - August 26, 2004
St. Louis, Missouri - TBD
New Orleans, Louisiana - August 31, 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada - September 12, 2004
Anchorage, Alaska - September 28, 2004
San Francisco, California - October 5, 2004
Can you tell I'm most excited about New Orleans? That should be some damn good times, huh Simon? Definitely looking forward to that one.
Maybe I'll see some of you there, maybe not? The auditions are my favorite part of Idol I think. Simon of course would probably disagree because he has to sit there and listen to guys such as William Hung and worse. I'm sure we'll have many of those coming for auditions this time around. I have the coolest job though, I get to talk to all the kids, and I'm basically their support for everything. If they get accepted, or rejected, I'm the first person they see. Luckily no one has been so pissed off that they've tried to hurt me or anything.
I forgot to wish Good Luck to the 10 Idols who began the tour last night. How did it go guys? Hope it went smoothly. I'll never forget that classic Clay moment from season 2 tour, when the lift on the stage didn't work and his microphone was dead. Priceless. Seriously. If you haven't seen it, run, don't walk to the nearest place to download it.
That segues into the second important thing I have to say...I'm sure many of you won't be surprised really, but still, I want you to hear it from me, and not off the front cover of some stupid tabloid magazine. So, if you're around and you care, give me a call or something.
Oh, and I'm no longer single...