S7 Winner - Lauren Froderman: Appropriate for the Kids, but Still a Good Time
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:50 AM
I wish she'd stop presenting her ass like a baboon in heat though.
LOL. My sentiments exactly. She definitely looks promising, though, and it will be fun to see her across a variety of genres.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
I'm grudgingly starting to like her too, but I'm still sick of that googly-eyed, upside-down face she does in her solos.
Was about to say likewise. Her face-pulling really bugs. It comes across like she's still in hot cheerleader mode and playing for the cameras, instead of really losing herself in the performance. Totally inappropriate for a song like "At Last".
She's got some moves, though.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:59 AM
The ass can stay, too. I think Lauren can move sexy without looking like she's *posing* sexy, which I hate.
So I'm a fan, so far. If anything, she reminds me of S2 Natalie, who I thought brought the sex appeal a lot of the time without overdoing it.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 12:16 PM
But she's an amazing dancer. With just as much training as anyone else in the Top 11. And I find her personality dorky & endearing.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 2:36 PM
I don't understand why so many people are turned off by her. Because she's a cheerleader? So what? It was obvious in her first audition that she has extensive ballet and contemporary training IN ADDITION to cheering. It's not like she's just a cheerleader and not a real dancer. Is it because she's overtly sexual in her performances? This doesn't turn me off at all. And I say that as a straight female. It actually makes me find her even more appealing.
She also has a very fun loving, upbeat personality that I love.
Edited by ci ci, Jun 10, 2010 @ 2:37 PM.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 4:04 PM
I agree. I think a lot of people immediately pigeonholed her when they heard the word 'cheerleader'.
I think this was me. And to further degrade my viewpoint, I was totally put off by how much make-up she was wearing in her audition, more so than her song, and didn't really like the whole package as a result (and looking back, it really wasn't that much - the eyelashes were a bit much).
After seeing her in Vegas, I've converted. Not voting for her for sure yet, but I'm keeping my eyes out. I love her voice too - it's not all perky and perfect. And so far, her personality doesn't grate :)
Posted Jun 11, 2010 @ 5:46 AM
The one thing I'm worried about for her is ballroom... it's the only thing we haven't seen her do, and she said she had very little training with it during her audition.
Posted Jun 11, 2010 @ 7:01 AM
She wasn't terribly out of character like Kent, but Katheryn was a level beyond her.
* comparing her . . . or heck, anyone . . . to Mark is just unfair. He's miles better than anyone else who's ever been on the show at that sort of thing.
Still a favorite of mine, but she'll need to work on her "acting" a bit to really shine in some of the pieces she's very likely to get.
Posted Jun 11, 2010 @ 10:43 AM
I predict that in next seasons auditions, the HMA will replace the HMV as the go to move.
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Posted Jun 12, 2010 @ 9:42 AM
But I'm not gonna lie, I loved her Vegas solo. Everything that I initially disliked in terms of her shoddy musicality was remedied. I'm about three hops from the Lauren train. If she continues to impress in the pairs rounds, I'll bound right on it.
Posted Jun 15, 2010 @ 1:41 AM
Her hip hop in Vegas looked decent in the tiny clip we got. The Broadway section was great for her. I liked her Vegas solo much better. But, she still had that annoying Kherington-like smile on her face. Alexie Agdeppa does this too. (Maybe *this* comes from being a cheerleader.) I need both of them to stop doing this and get more into the character of the piece.
So, while I like her a bit more now, I still wasn't blown away with what she did in Travis's piece. I agree with overg's post above. I thought she wasn't totally out of character, but it wasn't great. And Kathryn was a lot better on this front.
Posted Jun 15, 2010 @ 8:33 AM
I agree with this, though for her first performance on the show, I thought she wasn't that bad.
I thought she wasn't totally out of character, but it wasn't great. And Kathryn was a lot better on this front.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 1:19 AM
Ade and Lauren come from the same studio. Go LO FRO!!
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 7:56 AM
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 8:00 AM
I think she is someone who would have benefited from the same partner over the season (providing it was a good partner) to help her grow in this particular area.
The judges certainly signaled to her that she's not going anywhere, so I look forward to seeing what she does next week. At this point I don't have a favorite girl...but I was expecting more from her.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:29 AM
Too bad, because I loved her looks during her solos, and her technique was certainly there last night. She just completely mis-performed it.
She's got a ton of potential though, so I'm hoping she gets it right from here on out.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:29 AM
Definitely too cheerleadery/pageagnty right now.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 3:09 PM
Posted Jun 17, 2010 @ 4:16 PM
I figured out who she looked like: Melissa Hart, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Heh. I think she looks like Kaley Cuoco, from Big Bang Theory (Penny).