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29Sep
2011
1

14 Year Old Drew Covers “Baby” By Justin Bieber For X Factor

Drew Ryniewicz at 14 years old could be classified as a baby, but instead, she covered "Baby" by Justin Bieber and made it her own.

She blew away L.A. Reid, who we have been told a dozen times that he signed Justin Bieber.  What that means to us is if Drew can go far, she will be performing with Justin Bieber at some time during this X Factor year.  Watch out Selina!

She did a good job and was rather balsy to switch it up and make it hers.  Love it.

Check out Arizona's own Drew taking it to a whole level above.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  America.....really does have talent on this show....

29Sep
2011
1

Cody Simpson Performs “On My Mind” On Ellen

New teen sensation Cody Simpson performed "On My Mind" On Ellen.

I must say it is cool to see the young talent singing live and singing well. Yes, it's a poppy tune....but admit it...you are listening to this song....and perhaps...it is on your mind.

Cody Simpson is blowing up and judging by the audience of Ellen, Cody has fans for life.

Check out the performance above.-DocFB

Diagnosis: So.....Am I On Your Mind?

29Sep
2011
2

X Factor Contestant Nails “At Last” By Etta James

Simon Cowell didn't believe Josh Krajcik when he said he was going to sing "At Last" by Etta James. Even I didn't.

L.A. Reid called it that this was his "before" moment with what he was wearing and to give his burrito job to someone else.

Josh Kajcik killed it. A white boy singing soul like Lou Reed and David Bowie rised up inside of him.

Loved it. Glad X Factor is giving us quite a lot of good auditions.  Unless Simon is not as mean as he used to be.  Nahhhhh.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Soul Comes From Many Different Places.....

29Sep
2011
0

Jamie Kennedy Look-A-Like Gives “Creep”y X Factor Audition

Although described as being from another planet, J. Mark Inman impressed and made it through the X Factor audition.

He performed "Creep" from Radiohead and L.A. Reid said it perfectly; "It sounded so bad but felt so good."

Simon did not even get to vote but all 3 of the other judges including Cheryl Cole put the Jamie Kennedy look a like through.

Wowsa.  Check it out above.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Planet Paula

29Sep
2011
3

Wow. Former Prince Protegé Tries Out For X Factor

Sigh. A former Prince protegé tried out for X Factor last night. No, it wasn't Tevin Campbell.

We had a Prince impersonator last week and this week an acutal former protegé of Prince's.  At this rate, Prince will be on the show by the end of the season.

Robin Royal aka back in the early 90's known as Robin Power, tried out for X Factor last night. For 45, her body was still banging. Her voice, however. No. Well, she was to be a female rapper for Prince and we now know why.

You could tell Simon, L.A., and Paula were hoping for something good out of Robin aside from her body...and they didn't get it.

She seemed gracious and didn't trip out.  Check out her audition above and please forgive me trying to hold in my laugh at the 24 second mark.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Number 1, Or Nothing At All.....(The Purpleheadz Will Understand...)

29Sep
2011
7

2 Days Into The Michael Jackson Trial, How Do You Feel? Share Your Thoughts

Michael Jackson

I am not following the MJ trial. From old voice recordings to photos on his death-bed, it is just too much.

I know you have been watching. It has to be information overload. Seriously, way too much information. Just think how the jurors feel and they are not supposed to have feelings for the victim, but you all do.

So I must ask; what do you think of the first 2 days of testimony in the Trial of Conrad Murray?

Do you feel he is guilty? Do you feel people around Michael knew he had a problem? Are you upset that no one tried to get him help? Will the end verdict actually make you feel any better?

Tell us how you feel?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Too Much Information Sometimes Leads To Too Much Doubt

29Sep
2011
0

Karaoke With Jimmy Fallon & Joseph Gordin-Levitt As Bowie & Axl Rose

Jimmy Fallon & Joseph Gordin-Levitt did Karaoke songs with Jimmy as David Bowie & Joseph as Axl Rose. Oh my!

Fallon did "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People and then Levitt did "Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson.  Yea, it is funny as it sounds.

They did "Edge Of Glory" by lady Gaga together as Bowie and Axl.  Shakes head.  Classic.

Check it out above.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  The Doc Does NOT Karaoke.  At All.

29Sep
2011
1

Is Sly Stone Really Homeless & Living In A Van Down By The River?

This is seriously no joke; Sly Stone is homeless. Regardless if he does not mind, one of the great musical pioneers of the 60's and 70's is living in a van in Los Angeles.

I know through the years, several have reached out to Sly but he has not taken their help. Holly Robinson Peete was pleading via Twitter for Sly to live with her. Seriously.

I have been trying to find this white van that the NY Post had found in Los Angeles.  What I can tell you is that family members say is it Sly's decision to live in the van.  Yes, he is broke due to his drug habit and also bad business decisions.

This is hard for me.  This is what happens when you do not respect money but also like Rick James used to say "cocaine is a hell of a drug."

We all know Sly's music.  We have heard it in our soul.  In movies.  In stupid car commercials.  HE sold his publishing rights in the 1980's and Michael Jackson bought them for considerably less than what they were worth.

Sly believes he is on his way to a musical comeback and does not want to live in one place, but this is too much.

We have to ask, does Sly even want the help of "Everyday People" right now?  This is not living.  This is not funk.  This is not happiness.  Right?-DocFB

Diagnosis:............

29Sep
2011
1

16 Year Old Skyelor Anderson Dominates On X Factor Audition

The music cut off but Skyelor Anderson kept going with his X Factor audition. His first ever audition mind you, and he is only 16 years old.

"Must Be Doing Something Right" was the song he was singing and he did everything right to move on further through the auditions.

Love it.  LOVE.  Check it out.

Diagnosis: We Believe In Him Too Paula!