Norman Gentle is the next American Idol !!!


ROFL !!!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should.  Too funny.  This is Norman’s expression after his most excellent delivery to Simon.  Ha ha ha.  The expression on Ryan Seacrests face later was priceless.

[UPDATE for 2/15/2009] I still can't believe he made it to the Top 36, but if you've been watching the other contestants you know things are starting to get serious now.  How far will Nick actually make it?  Only Simon knows...

Comments (34)

  1. Emily says:

    OMG, he was toooo funny. I think the was the first time I ever laughed outloud at a contestant- a good one at that! He’s absolutely hilarious and witty at that. I hope he makes it far at least- the winner of the season? maybe not.

  2. nighthawk says:

    That guy is hilarious.  Best facial expressions, and kinda subtle about it.  He could sing, but I like him better as a comedian!

  3. Poolak F. says:


  4. Keith Combs says:

    Did you see Ryan’s face when he walked out with the gold sheet of paper?  Total WTF moment.  LOL!!!

  5. buren says:

    This guy is great!!…not the greatest singer in the world, but his facial expressions and his comedic timing & sense of humor really adds a good vibe to the show. Moreoever, his rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ was touching and heartfelt, until he made a joke out of the second verse…you had me going Norman.

    I was looking for the clip on youtube but I don’t think it’s up yet. I’m going to watch this guy and hope that he doesn’t get disqualified too soon in the competition. He really is entertaining. Keep it up Norman Gentle, keep it up, LOL.

  6. Jason Nealy says:

    Hahahaha his Name is actually Nick Mitchell hes one of my friends from CT. His humor has always had a special place in my heart.

    LOVE YOU NICK!!!!!

  7. bella says:

    i graduated high school with this guy – he is AMAZING!!!! this show was made for him! this has been a long time coming and i am so proud of him and who he has become… i hope and pray he makes it far…

  8. aaron hooper says:

    I can honestly say that I have never laughed so hard in my life..


  10. LOL says:

    This was the funniest thing ever. Had my DVR on rewind like for about a good 20 minutes. And yes Ryan’s face at the end did not help.It was funny from beginning to end.Good one Norman.

  11. wallacefe says:

    No don’t this is the funniest American Idol moment ever.  This out does the William Hung phenomenem easily.  This guy needs to be on ET or Soup Talk or have his own show.

  12. mcb says:

    OMG!!! He’s as funny as Jim Carrie!  I love Norman!

  13. zfun says:

    I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time – I love this guy.

  14. the funniest guy I have ever seen I love him... He is the best ! says:

    He is the funniest guy in the universe…..he eh

  15. John in DFW says:

    I’m just glad they let him move on. DEFINITELY was hilarious and a breath of fresh air to the show. Of course we will all continue to watch no matter what, but you gotta love that they let a non traditional singer (more of a comedian) move on to Cali. Lets hope he makes the big show.

  16. Keith Combs says:

    I can’t imagine he will make the next cut unless he really can sing.  It sounded like he may be able to, and that his whole first audition was just for fun (and ratings).  

    We’ll see soon enough if he really has talent. He’s obviously a pretty good actor.

  17. FlickMyBic says:

    Love-Love-Love It! I have watched this clip over and over….  We have a Laugh-fest.Too Hilarious.  What are you saying after you tell Simon it is Addictive?  Ryan’s face when you came through the door, PRICELESS.

    I pray you make it through on Idol, if you don’t I am sure we will see you Headline in Vegas.  I want to buy a ticket.

  18. nick says:

    This guy made my day. I laughed harder than I had for a while–a long while. He may not become the next idol, but they should keep this guy around for comic relief.

  19. nick says:

    (not sure if first post made it) Norman Gentle is a genius! I hope your wildest dreams come true.

  20. No Talent says:

    Boot Nick or whatever his name is.  Sing or hit the road.

  21. Melissa says:

    Norman has already made it, he’s incredible, even if he doesnt make number one, he will end up working with Will Ferrell on something, guaranteed…He’s fricken hilarious!!!

  22. Keith Combs says:

    Who will show up next time?  Nick Mitchell or Norman Gentle. I agree with Simon, show up as Nich and sing or take a hike.  

    The Norman Gentle routine is getting old and although it’s probably good for ratings, it would be more interesting if Nick could really sing and compete at a professional level.  But can he?

  23. karen says:

    i never laughed so much in my life i loved that kara begged randy please lets see him again i agree loved him he got my vote

  24. kim says:

    Norman/Nick is the BEST! I’d pay to see him perform!

  25. Keith Combs says:

    Does Nick have real singing talent or not?  If not, he’s history.  

  26. Bobby Bichen says:

    If being unforgetable, sellable , memorable and talented is the main requisition to becoming an Idol. Then Nick Mitchell (A.K.A. Norman Gentle ) should most definetly be at the top of the List. hours after his first performance on Idol there where blogs going out about him. Now thats what an Idol is all about.Definetly by far the quickest and most popular Idol first audition Ever. He has my families vote for sure. Best entertainment ever on Idol in my opinion.

  27. Keith Combs says:

    American Idol seems to be focused on pure singing skills.  Not dancing.  Not comedy.

    I like Nick/Norman.

    But if this is about singing, then he needs to step up because the competition looks really strong.

  28. Ellen says:

    Norman’s audition put my whole family in a great mood that night.  We watched it several times.  Hysterical!

  29. skrimp says:

    ROFLMAO  This guy should be on Saturday Night Live !!!  They NEED him bad, facially funny dude

  30. OpusOne says:

    Nick is a ticking time bomb of talent waiting to explode all over America.  

    He is the only contestant that has every single persons attention when he is performing. What a great stage presence.  

  31. jeremy says:

    He is the next Weird Al Yankovic. That was popular in the 80`s. Hes bringing it back

  32. Normanhollic says:


  33. Keith Combs says:

    Yo Normanhollic,

    Nick was there but not in his Norman Gentle attire.  

    Time bomb of talent?  Next Weird Al?

    Give me a break.

  34. Keith Combs says:

    By the way folks, I have stopped approving comments to this post.  Too many people are trying to add porn or whatever.

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