It wouldn’t be an American Idol season without a controversy surrounding one of its contestants. The second I saw Matt Farmer at the Long Beach auditions, I knew there was something fishy about him. I just thought it was because my gaydar was beeping hardcore, but as it turns out, he fabricated his exit from the military. I don’t understand how anyone thinks they can get away with a lie on such a huge platform as American Idol. You really have to be some sort of delusional nut.
After firstly denying the claims that he lied about being injured in an IED explosion during his deployment, the Idol hopeful finally came clean. Most probably due to his former boss and colleagues calling him out. Farmer even had the gall to claim medication he took to treat his injuries were supposed to make him sterile. Cue his adorable “miracle” baby. As it turns out, the 26-year-old was discharged for using banned substances and alcohol. Check out his lengthy mea culpa below along with his Idol audition.
Can you believe we’re already into week three of the auditions. January just flew by so fast. Pretty soon, we’ll be crowning the winner of the 12th season of American Idol.
On Wednesday night’s episode, the happy foursome were in San Antonio and Long Beach. I’m so glad they split the two-hour episode between two auditions cities. I really enjoyed last Thursday’s night fast-paced one hour show. When producers only have a limited time to air auditions, they tend to show the more memorable ones and less of the jokers looking for their
fifteen two minutes of fame. In addition, Nigel focuses less on the judges and more on the talent.
With that being said, there was a bit of judging drama. Mariah was late arriving on set in Long Beach due to LA traffic, while Nicki was MIA for a good portion of the day due to a prior engagement with the American Music Awards. Depending on how you see it, folks in some instances were lucky to only audition for Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. Check out a few people who stood out during the San Antonio and Long Beach stops below.