The first five episodes of “American Idol” were severely lacking in drama, as judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan seemingly gave everyone a ticket to Hollywood. But, finally, once the contestants made it to Hollywood they met their actual toughest critic, vocal coach Michael Orland.
According to Twitter, Orland is the “Pianist, Arranger, Vocal Coach, and Associate Musical Director for the hit FOX-TV series AMERICAN IDOL and Music Producer for
@1pcornwellProductions.” He’s also savage.
Here are just a few of the gems he said to or about contestants:
- “This morning? Total disaster.”
- “Make it up. Do it wrong, just do it.”
- “You’re in trouble today. If you don’t get those lyrics, there’s no way you will make it through.”
- “Make up a lyric, please!”
- “A lot of them are sinking righ now.”
- “OH. MY. GOD.”
- “You should call yourselves the Forgetfuls.”
- “Not one of you had the lyric right.”
- “Please, please, please go work.”
- “And sing! Ohhhh, the words!”
- “Get this kid a plane ticket.”
- “Oh my God!”
Orland is going to save this show– as long as he keeps getting this kind of screentime.