At first glance, we had no idea who this beautiful, seemingly sane woman attending the Changing Hands film premiere in L.A. was, and then we were stunned when we figured it out. She’s none other than Tatiana Del Toro, the resident crazy-pants from last season of American Idol who was obsessed with Paula Abdul, obsessed with sharing her voice with the world, and obsessed with steamrolling anyone that got in her way. It’s definitely a step up from some of the skintight nightmares she wore last year on the show. If only she had gone demure back then, maybe she would have had a fighting chance. Wait, hold on, we’re remembering her laugh…yeah, we’re glad she got kicked off. [Photos: Getty Images]
Drama queen Tatiana Nicole Del Toro may not have made it into the Top 13, but her treatment on American Idol hasn’t destroyed her musical ambitions, “[I'll do] whatever comes my way,” she tellsOK! “I’ve had every job. I’ll take anything. I’ll perform anywhere. I’ll do whatever concert.” Just like her personal American Idol, Jennifer Hudson.
She is just the most humble woman in the world, even with all the success. Being on the Wild Card, all I could think about was Jennifer Hudson, how she was a Wild Card, and how I want to be just like her. I love her so much.
Whether or not Hudson decides to encourage her career (maybe they could cover “Enough Is Enough“), we are telling you that Tatiana Nicole is not going. She’s staying, she’s staying and you’re going to love her.
Ryan Seacrestwas decked out in a suit for last night’s results show because he had a lot of work to do. Not only did he have to announce the show’s three finalists, two of which we predicted (are we getting better at this?), but he had eight wildcard spots to give out too. This week’s finalists were Lil Rounds who, as Paula Abdul so gleefully put it, we’ll be seeing for a lot more lil’ rounds, Scott MacIntyre, and the one person we didn’t predict, Jorgé Nuñez (pictured above). After seeing Jorgé’s excitement and the way that native tongue of his befuddled Ryan so, we were thrilled for him.
The first order of the night was the group song and as soon as Ryan announced it, we couldn’t avert our eyes. The group song has always been highly mockable but until last night’s version of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold,” we never thought it was pre-recorded. Trying to find out who was singing what part was a fun game because no one’s lips matched anything that we were hearing. Our eyes started to blur from looking at the TV so hard.
Lil Rounds was the first of the finalists to be announced — no shock there, she was a lock. Ryan asked Kara DioGuardi what she thought we could expect from Lil this season and Kara replied with “Just … ridiculous vocals every single week. Unless something ridiculous happens.” In Kara’s world, ridiculous is like Aloha, it means many things. And apparently one of the meanings is “amazing” and another involves a Tonya-Harding-esque plot against our songstress.
Ryan then had Arianna Afsar, Taylor Vaifanua, Alex WagnerTrugman, Kendall Beard, Scott MacIntyre stand up and he said, “One of these people is through to the next round. Which one is it?” Hilariously, someone in the audience thought they were being personally addressed and yelled “Scott!”, ruining the surprise that yes, it was indeed Scott. We then had to sit through a commercial break that was all for nothing.
Despite the fact that these hour-long results shows could easily be done away with, at least they get crap done. We lost nine contestants last night, which is pretty significant, but when we weren’t excitedly watching the reveal of who got to stay and who had to go, we had to watch filler like the Carly Smithson and Michael Johns‘ duet or the group song. Why, group song, why??? In the end we saw nine dreams shattered, but the dreams on one man, one woman and one wild card were kept alive.
After Ryan re-intros the judges who heartlessly re-point out the shortcomings of those who laid an egg the night before, the entire gang lays an egg with their pointless group song, “I’m Yours”. It serves no purpose except maybe to showcase the voice of someone who’s going home and make you feel bad that you didn’t vote for them. Given that Jackie Tohn feels the need to stare deep into the eyes of the camera to try and make eye contact with the viewer, we’re not feeling so bad about not voting for her, actually.
It was a night that seemed to go on for hours, didn’t it? Last night’s Idol was the first round of semifinals where we got to watch twelve contestants vie for three final spots and it was a learning experience for everyone. First, let’s hope Kara learned to move about three inches away from the microphone, amIright? Girlfriend had a few too many close encounters with that thing. We the viewing audience learned Barney Stinson and Sam Malone love to be a part of a live studio audience. Steven Fowler learned that “Rock With You” is off limits to anyone by Michael Jackson during his sequined jumpsuit phase, and finally Tatiana seemed to learn her lesson that crazy is okay as long as it’s in small doses.
It’s a shame that Tatiana Del Toro isn’t free to blog about haters anymore, as we’d love to see her reaction to this video. Someone took the audio from Del Toro’s audition and Hollywood week performances and replaced the video with classic Miss Piggy scenes from The Muppet Show. We have to question whether Sam The Eagle is the correct choice to play proud Englishman Simon Cowell, but the idea of Kermit as Ryan Seacrest is so great that we’re going to be disappointed when the Idol host doesn’t fling his arms and scream “YAAAY!” before each contestant next week.
Don’t celebrities realize that the second you post a rant on your blog, someone has copied it? If you want to vent without consequence, buy a diary! To be fair, American Idol contestant Tatiana Del Toro isn’t quite a celebrity yet. But thanks to the judges’ apparent fear that she’ll explode if they cut her from the show, she may well become one. With the show reveling in her every freak-out, Del Toro took to her blog last week to call out her Hollywood week haters.
so in response to all the judgment as in…I am a drama queen, crazy, fake. Honestly, I don’t think anyone can imagine the kind of hurt people were trying to inflict on me during the taping of hollywood week and how long it went on and how intesne and relentless it was.
Seriously that was ten minutes of DAYS HOURS OF PEOPLE HUMILIATING ME AND STABBING ME. Alot of people were ganging up on me…calling me hurtful sick names, speaking ill of me, and overall attempting to ruin my career that I have been working on for 24 years since I have been born.
Reminder, most of these people have never performed, nor cared about performing or entertainment before vs this is my life and again I don’t think anyone can Imagine the kind of hurt I have faced in this industry as a woman.I have been trying to break into this industry as an independent artist for over a decade vs people who thought… “Maybe Ill try out for American Idol and sing and whatever who knows!!” Its not…”who knows??” for me… It’s what I live for.
She also reveals that her parents taught her to “fetch for herself,” and that she has endured “countless tragedies, natural disasters, deaths and violent crimes in my personal life and injustices and prejudices as a woman and as a Latina in this industry.”
It has been a painful and devastating process getting to where I am, and the thought that all that I have worked for could be blown and I could get cut and be the laughing stock of national television because of some people I just met, insulting me, blaming me for their own lack of talent and drive, sitting around moping and complaining and pointing fingers and wasting time, drove me to my melting point after HOURS/DAYS of trying to pull everything together with a smile on my face…These people called me “Satan” yelled at me and blamed me for things that never happened ALL ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. It was humiliating.
The post has been deleted, and last night Del Toro made it into the Top 36. Fans of hysterical laughter should be very excited.
Paula, Randy, Kara and Simon sit in their red velvet thrones high atop the Hollywood Hills, ready to lord over the 54 remaining contestants. This was, according to Ryan, the toughest week of the contestants’ lives. We bet the contestants with sad back stories, rare diseases and young children would beg to differ, but he’s made his point, and to top it off, eighteen people are going home, including one of our most favorites.
1. It’s a Sing-Off
Seriously, the judges might as well have been yelling “Dance, monkeys!” at the contestants, the way they made them perform on a whim. By making certain contestants engage in a sing-off it was almost cruel the way they compared and contrasted some of them. For instance, when Simon debated between pink-blonde Kristin McNamara and tall blonde Jenn Korbee by asking “Do we want the attractive one or the one who can sing?” So okay, McNamara tends to look like a squeamish Muppet slinking in and out of the judges’ room full of nerves, but she didn’t deserve that.? In the end, McNamara is the one who will advance and, no doubt, get one hell of a makeover.
72 contestants divided between four horribly-carpeted hotel holding rooms awaited their fate on American Idol last night. It was such an uneventful episode that even Simon Cowell decided to bail early to “catch a flight to London” — as if the guy doesn’t have his own jet that he can schedule whenever he wants. We blame it on the loss of Bikini Girl. Still, it’s fun to watch people get better and, in some cases, worse, and then watch the contestants writhe around in confusion when they get placed in the same group as Crazytownie Tatiana Del Toro or Bi-Polarville resident Nick Mitchell/Norman Gentle.
1.Tatiana Is Like Dish Detergent
The look on the faces of everyone in Group 4 when they realized that Tatiana Del Toro had been taken out of Group 2 and placed in their room was priceless. Toxic Tatiana was a harbinger of doom all the way to the end for this group, like a drop of Dawn dish detergent that causes everything else in the room to scatter. Too bad both groups Tatiana was in advanced to the final round so that was just a clever bit of drama the producers threw in there for us.
In a scene straight out of every high school nightmare I ever had, the contestants must choose their own groups, inevitably leaving people out. This leads to certain people awkwardly scavenging for a group so that it doesn’t look like like nobody likes them. Anyone? Please? Let me join your group?
While some of the self-assembled groups instantly work, others don’t fare as well, i.e. every group that Tatiana Del Toro – the one whose terrible laugh is worse than her terrible cry – tried to join. Just watching these contestants scramble around singing, crying, and wearing forehead-headbands (I’m looking at you, Nathaniel) reminds me of the time I was on the subway and the entire car filled up with high school drama students from New Jersey who had just seen The Lion King on Broadway. Everything was very huggy and showtuney on that ride home.
As much as Bikini Girl deserves to be in all five of the evening’s highlight’s, alas she only appears in two. Onward…