In case you're just joining us, you may not know much about AI superplant Joanna Pacitti, who will be appearing in tonight's Louisville audition episode of American Idol. Here is a quick summary so you can catch up and understand why she's worse than Carly Smithson and does not belong on the show.
Joanna appeared on Broadway at the age of 12 as Annie, but was replaced, causing her mother to sue. This made national headlines. Then at the age of 16, Joanna was signed by Ron Fair (the man who found Christian Aguilera and Vanessa Carlton) to a record deal with A&M Records. She then had her song "Watch Me Shine" featured in the movie Legally Blonde, her song "Fall" in First Daughter, her song "Pretty Much Amazing" in the Nancy Drew movie, and her song "Out From Under" featured on the Bratz Movie Soundtrack (Britney Spears would later go on to cover "Out From Under" on her latest album, Circus). Along the way she trasitioned to Geffen Records where she released a single, "Let It Slide" (above), and an album in the summer of 2006. Joanna went on a press tour and performed for companies such as Walmart. She was soon dropped when her album failed. Currently she is dating Mark Ballas of Dancing With the Stars fame, and has angered many Sabrina Bryan fans who accuse Joanna of stealing her man. Joanna also may have gotten her spot on Idol by being friends with 19 Entertainment's (the company behind Idol) VP of Music and TV Publicity Roger Widynowski. Joanna also once stated that, "[fame is] handed to people way too easily. I’d rather have my experience than overnight success"... yet then tried out for American Idol. You be the judge. Does she deserve yet another chance after having so many opportunities?
This is not (well, it never really has been) a talent contest. It's a three-month long advertisment for marginal singers who 19 Entertainment doesn't have to train. And plants such as this also be easy to change. Look back at the first two seasons. Kelly, Ruben and Clay all had minds of their own...TPTB don't want that anymore.
First of all I came across this site by typing in Joanna's name on the internet after watching AI tonight. I must say I was shocked about all this negative feedback.
My first reaction after watching her tonight was "WOW" - this girl can SING!!! I honestly believe the music industry is all about timing and having a platform to get your music out there. I thinks she deserves another chance to do that and maybe AI will be the platform she needs. I understand she has had opportunities in the past but none of them worked out. Let's give her credit for not giving up. Instead of bashing her for all her struggles and disappointments along the way- we should be supporting her.
All this stuff of who she is dating or if she knows someone who works for 19 - so what! If you listened to what I did tonight on TV, which I am sure you all did, you know the girl can sing. I bet the facts would show us that she had to go through the same procedure as everyone else. Otherwise, she wouldn't have had to even try out in the first place.
Also, this talk about plants - I don't get that either .... These plants as you call them may have had opportunities in the past but are still struggling to make it today - why would that be an advantage....
As for me - I wish all who auditioned the BEST of LUCK!!!!!