Considering the renewed emphasis on personalities and contestants' stories, I have to think that the people in San Diego were a bit dull. Thirty-one were selected for the Hollywood round, but the footage on tonight's telecast didn't make for all that interesting an hour. (And last week's two audition cities, Philadelphia and Dallas, got two hours apiece.)
I know, they also have to get in the freak shows, but even those were ho-hum. And, aside from the single dad early in the telecast, there wasn't much in the way of tugs at the heart. And while some singers were OK, an hour after watching I cannot remember anyone who really knocked me out. So either "Idol" is holding back some really good stuff for Hollywood and beyond, or San Diego consisted of a good number of competent but unmemorable singers.