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Week 2 of Auditions

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Well it's week 2 of the auditions on the X Factor USA and Simon and co are kicking things off in Los Angeles, a city you’d hope to jam packed with talent. But, as always, kiwis will be treated to only a few good singers sprinkled among those who really should know better.

The one thing that jumps out is what a mix of characters that have shown up this year on the show. Personal fav for me, in the “so bad its good” category, is Vinnie Crisostomo who has so much American confidence, you can only assume he’s going to be amazing, especially as he enters the auditions with his own huge entourage, including bodyguards. Only in America! Shock horror. He is Horrendous but highly entertaining. That for me is the biggest difference when I compare my time on the NZ X Factor auditions, to my time on the US stage. So many of the American hopefuls have such self belief and end up being just so, so bad, I think most kiwis know if they can hold a tune but it sure makes for funny television.

Ones to watch thus far, keep an eye on Brandi Love and Carlos Guevara who overcomes Tourette’s Syndrome to give a killer audition but for me, its Danie Geimer, a 15 year old that blows the judges away this week, she has a quiet demeanor but when she opens her mouth, what a voice! On a side note, just to show how big Lorde has become here in America, the Entertainment bible “EW” said “Danie could be the next Lorde”, which I thought was quite funny. "Royals" is playing absolutely everywhere here! Only time will tell but sure Simon hopes so!

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