American Idol: Hipster girl Brittany Zika gets a golden ticket in Portland
21 year old Portland native Brittany Zika auditions for American Idol in her hometown tonight. And shares with Steven, Randy and JLo the bizarre story of how Sara Barielles came to her in a dream and told her to audition for Idol. Or something like that.
Oh, hold on. Brittany actually sang on stage with Barielles after dreaming about it the night before? Clearly there’s some untapped psychic potential there. Maybe if Idol doesn’t work out, she could move into the fortune-telling business?
Anyway, after tripping onto the Idol audition stage, Brittany introduces herself as Tripster The Hipster. In reference to the ghastly fedora/oversized specs combination that she’s sporting today. Her song choice is The Story, by Brandi Carlile.
Jennifer Lopez says “You’re one of the prettiest voices we’ve heard. Just the tone of it’s so pretty.” Randy Jackson comments “Yeah, dude. I really like you. What’s crazy to me, what I love, you come in here you look nothing like you sound.” He encourages her to take her hat and glasses off and remarks that “the sass comes out now”.
Brittany gets three yes votes and is sent straight through to Hollywood round. But she’s less than confident that they’re being serious: “Playing a joke on the girl who trips? This is for real?” Naturaly, she goes nuts when she finds out they’re being genuine!
I enjoyed her audition, perhaps more when she showed a touch of personality at the end. Hopefully she’ll leave the silly hats at home and concentrate on entertaining us at Hollywood round. Very likeable.