Friday, July 31, 2015

Jim Carrey's daughter makes the cut on 'Idol'

See her audition on 'American Idol' last night

Jim Carrey’s daughter makes the cut on 'Idol'

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OK, how many of you stayed up late enough last night to watch the special edition of American Idol that followed the NFC Championship game that saw the Giants defeat the 49ers in overtime?

Yeah, it was definitely past curfew. One of the most interesting things about the San Diego tryouts – beyond the naval setting – was an audition by one Jane Carrey. Turned out she is the daughter of manic funny man Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura, etc. etc.). She is the only child of Carrey's first marriage to Comedy Store waitress Meilissa Womer.

Randy Jackson seemed to be the only Idol judge with notes (or maybe he was the only one who read them) informing him of the 24-year-old’s lineage. Watch Jennifer Lopez’s reaction when she realized that she has seen Jane Carrey before – back when JLo was a dancer on In Living Color – and just how long ago that is.

You think Carrey deserved a unanimous endorsement through to Hollywood for that off-key rendition of Bonnie Raitt? I didn’t. But I got a kick out of Randy’s farewell to her, “Tell your father to holla at the Dog.”

Jane Carrey may not have killed on “Something to Talk About” but she still did a better job than Steven Tyler did earlier in the day singing the National Anthem before the AFC title game in Foxborough. Check it out.

Inquirer TV Critic
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