MAR. 15, 2006
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE FIRST SHOW AND HOW HARD IS IT TO SEE SOMEONE GET ELIMINATED?
Whoa ... whoa ... whoa!
This week has been, shall we say, one of the busiest weeks that I've been a part of in ... forever. We rehearsed and rehearsed some more to be certain episode one was great.
At the end of the evening, I was stunned, as many people were. There was no way I could have predicted the outcome. I really don't know who should have been eliminated, but when Jewels was not retained for the next week, many people were quite surprised.
I was told that the hardest thing about the show is when one of the contestants goes home. Each week, so much energy is put into getting to know the contestants and their abilities as performers. When they leave, it's difficult to get accustomed to.
You can tell it's hard on the contestants as well. They've spent so much time together, it's got to be hard on them to see one of the others leave because they could be next to go.
Much of my time since last Wednesday has been spent promoting the show in Los Angeles through television and radio. Many questions were the same: "What's it like?" So many of my answers were the same: "Great!"
This week, I'll be heading to New York to promote the show some more. Hopefully, this will increase interest in our show and allow for more fans to return and hopefully gain new ones.
We'll see what happens next week. The contestants know that each performance must be award-winning, simply because there is no opportunity for them to take a week off.
Those guys can sing it, but can they bring it? Keep it locked on USA Network!