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Should Nick "Normund Gentle" Mitchell Return for American Idol Wild Card Round?

Does Nick "Normund Gentle" Mitchell Deserve Another Shot?

On Thursday night, American Idol said farewell — at least temporarily — to the year's most divisive contestant. Nick Mitchell (and his alter ego, Normund Gentle) didn't advance into the top 12, despite support from the Web site Vote for the Worst and reviews that called him "a fiercely entertaining presence" performing with "self-aware irony."

But there may yet be another chance for our Normund: Next week is the show's Wild Card round, where eliminated contestants will get a chance to sing their way back onto the show. Previously, the producers had said some contestants would advance automatically, but now it seems they've changed it so it's totally up to the judges. Simon oozes contempt every time he's in the presence of Nick, but could one of the other three bring him back?

On the one hand, I'd hate to see Nick take the place of a singer who really deserved a spot in the top 12, and his voice isn't everyone's cup of tea, to put it mildly. On the other hand, he can be entertaining, and I might rather watch someone who's bad on purpose than someone who's just . . . bad. So, what do you think? Do you want to see Normund again?

Photo courtesy of Fox

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daizyk70 daizyk70 6 years
I think it would be good to see him in guest spots on other shows. He was fun to watch, though.
appreciated appreciated 6 years
NO NO NO NO NOThis is a show about SINGING talent. He does not have talent. Sure maybe a bit of a voice under that act he puts on but does he seriously have a chance to win american idol and make CD's?! No.They should be putting people through that could potentially win, not people that will add humor and drama. These people are taking up valuable spaces that could be filled by actual singers that are GOOD.
appreciated appreciated 6 years
NO NO NO NO NO This is a show about SINGING talent. He does not have talent. Sure maybe a bit of a voice under that act he puts on but does he seriously have a chance to win american idol and make CD's?! No. They should be putting people through that could potentially win, not people that will add humor and drama. These people are taking up valuable spaces that could be filled by actual singers that are GOOD.
ivanka ivanka 6 years
yes yes yes!! :) he is crazy good !!!!
ivanka ivanka 6 years
yes yes yes!! :) he is crazy good !!!!
gaucholoco gaucholoco 6 years
Wait, they still make American Idol?
princess_eab princess_eab 6 years
um, how is being gay "hiding a big secret"? I'm pretty sure that several performers on the show are gay, and I couldn't care less!! (oh... I guess "Middle America" might, though...)
princess_eab princess_eab 6 years
Normund Gentle is too "meta" for me. Sure it's hilarious, but how many songs is he going to sing about staying in the competition? I think he's be hilarious in some other venue, but not this one - he's making fun of the whole process and while I don't take it that seriously either, everyone else does and they deserve a shot.
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 6 years
I don't think he's aweful (though I wouldn't go so far as to say he's good) and he is pretty hilarious. That being said, I don't think he should get another chance in this competition...why? That is NOT what this competition is about. This competition is about becoming the next recording artist and he isn't cut out for it.
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 6 years
I don't think he's aweful (though I wouldn't go so far as to say he's good) and he is pretty hilarious. That being said, I don't think he should get another chance in this competition...why? That is NOT what this competition is about. This competition is about becoming the next recording artist and he isn't cut out for it.
sparkletech sparkletech 6 years
I totally love him. I really hope he comes back. He's my favorite!
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
Ditto Phasekitty.He is totally entertaining to watch and I hope he gets to perform in the Wild Card show.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
Ditto Phasekitty. He is totally entertaining to watch and I hope he gets to perform in the Wild Card show.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 6 years
I hope he comes back- he's the most entertaining thing about this season.
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 6 years
I think hes a pretty decent singer. If he would drop the act he really does have potential. But I dont really see that happening..so I dont really think he deserves another shot. I would however really like to see Megan get another shot..as long as Tatianna doesnt come back
care0531 care0531 6 years
AI is about signing talent. He is funny and comical but more of an SNL type performer. He has that dumb humor.
lemuse20 lemuse20 6 years
Hate to be a party pooper, but I don't enjoy his voice or even his act, so I don't really think he 'deserves' another chance. Just bein' honest
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years
wait- how many days of idol do we get next week?! THREE!?
Tvmegafan Tvmegafan 6 years
NO WAY HE SUX BEYOND BELIEF HE IS NOT FUNNY, HE'S HIDING A BIG SECRET, PROLLY THAT HE'S GAY...AND HE CANNOT BE HIMSELF SO THATS WHERE NORMAN GENTLE COMES FROM...THIS GUY SO PREDICTABLE...MEGAN CORKREY DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP SPOT...
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