The fame-whore of all fame-whores - Jules Sanchez - auditioned for the show. And I'm going to say hi right now to Jules because I will bet that he is doing blog searches on himself as we speak. Hi, Jules! Why do I say that? Because I also came across this post on the Canadian Idol website from someone named jlssings:
THIS GUY IS GREAT I HAVE HIM ON MY HOMEPAGE
Hmmm ... wonder who could have the initials JLS with a link to julesanchez.com on his profile? ::rolls eyes::
Anyway, I guess this says something about me also that I actually know who this guy is. For those who don't, he auditioned for American Idol in Season 1 and made it to Hollywood somehow. In between the first audition and the Hollywood round, he decided to get his eyebrows waxed in an effort to improve his image. He had a waxing mishap and had pretty much his entire eyebrow, skin even, peeled off. After he got cut, he got on the horn in front of all the auditioners and told off Simon and Randy in a pretty memorable rant. It got so bad, and he was getting his add handed to him by Simon and Randy, that other bootees walked off the stage because they didn't want to be associated with his madness.
Jules didn't stop there, though ... I also saw him audition for Pop Stars 2, another season of American Idol, and an infinite amount of reality shows. I also saw him in line trying to get into an American Idol taping, but that's another story. I also saw him on a documentary about reality shows, and he was interviewed as a professional reality or game show contestant or something stupid like that. Apparently, he also auditioned recently for RockStar (BWAH! As if!) and America's Got Talent. It's obvious he's just a fame-whore (I witnessed him carrying around a big pink poster at Hollywood & Highland at the American Idol finale that had his name and website on it), and yet these shows keep putting him on TV. Talk about enabling!
So after reading his "resume" I think he easily surpasses Alexandra Bachelier (AI1, PopStars 1 and 2, among others) as the biggest fame-whore to come out of reality tv. The girl is still plugging along trying to become famous. Google found her Myspace Music for me. Heh.
On top of that familiar face, I also heard a familiar name ... maybe? One of the auditioners, John Arviso, said he was a member of the metropolitan ballet and that he's from Victorville but living in Long Beach. They listed his age as 30, so it's possible we may have gone to the same high school. Does the name ring a bell to anyone?
We won't get to see John on that show anymore, though. Boyfriend couldn't even do an arabesque without his knees buckling, and he could barely do a full pirouette. He was either nervous as hell, or he's not really in the ballet.
Unfortunately, we won't see the two bad-ass dancers from SickStep (one of the members of that group, Ryan, was a finalist last year) anymore either because they are about as good as I am with choreography. It's a shame because one dude, Victor, did some of the sickest dance moves I've ever seen. He slid across the stage on his head! (and it was much better than this attempt.