Jim Carrey's daughter gets the boot from 'Idol'
February 9th, 2012
10:44 AM ET

Jim Carrey's daughter gets the boot from 'Idol'

The "American Idol" judges had praise for Jane Carrey when they voted to send her on to Hollywood week, but it looks like Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler have held firm to their statement that the daughter of actor Jim Carrey wasn't going to get special treatment.

Us Weekly reports that the 24-year-old gave a "shaky" performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Looking Out My Back Door," and that Jane knew even before she was done singing that she wasn't going to become the next "Idol."

"I freaked out when I was [up] there so I was really, really shaky," Jane said of her flubbed rendition. "I know I can do way better than that, so I'm really disappointed."

Jane also placed a call to her dad, who's gushed to CNN about his daughter's talent, to ease the disappointment.

"I talked to my dad and he was kind of comforting," Jane said. The 50-year-old actor told her, "'I've been said no to a bunch of times,'" Jane said, "and it worked out for him. So hopefully I have a shot."

Many were surprised that the judges had given the go-ahead to Jane when she auditioned in San Diego, but judge Jennifer Lopez told us that she really was impressed with the singer-songwriter's vocals.

"To [reject] her because of who her dad is would not be fair either," Lopez said. "She sang well and we put her through to the next round, period. That’s how it goes. If she wasn’t [good], we would have had to say very sadly, 'No, and say "Hi" to your dad for me.' But that wasn’t the case, she earned her way to the next step."

Unfortunately, she couldn't make it any further. What do you think - was it time for Jane Carrey to go?

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    June 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dingle Berry

    Alllllllriightty then.

    March 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gwen01

    no someone knew who her dad was and only she would have revealed it. she didn't have to wait in line like the thousands of other hopefulls. They put her thru out or respect for Jim Carrey and I felt she could have gone through to at least Hollywood week but I think due to who her father was and the controversy of her not having to wait in line got her the boot. She was awfully confident that she would be staying as she unpacked her suit case so that tells me that she felt her name would definately get her through. At the point she was talking about her stay at AI being a long one is when she made a fool of herself. Not to mention the look of sheer shock when she was rejected.

    March 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Navin Johnson

    Idol is still on the air?

    February 26, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Guy Kimble

    It was all for show nothing more. The idol folks just didn't want to tell Jim that your daughter sucks and that we will not even be giving her a shot. So instead waited until the next audition.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. gabluefox

    You have to give it to her that she is trying on her own unlike many children of other celebrities that try to make it by cutting their own demo and near forcing it down radio stations throats because of their famous family, i.e. Brooke Hogan.
    I even saw where the late Princess Grace's daughter also wanted to be a "rock star" and she was bad! So, good for Jane. She at least is trying to be discovered on her own, whether or not she did drop her dad's name, she still went there on her own!

    February 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jane Carry

    I like making out with my dad

    February 21, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. niles

    Wow, she really looks "bloated' – is there another Carrey on the way? And isn't it sad that her father makes her work as a common waitress, with all the money he has.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. IDOL is horrible anyway....X FACTOR

    It is okay....XFactor is better anyway. IDOL should be canceled.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Michael

    See those boots in the picture, ladies? I could make those with some plastic grocery bags and some high gloss chocolate brown spray paint. I'm tired of seeing those, they really aren't cute.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. reel american

    She should stop singing and go against Kobiashi in a sausage eating contest I think she has a couple stuck in her jowls

    February 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. well...

    I think it speaks well of both her and her parents that although she comes from a LOT of money, she still works for a living and is trying to make her own way. In a world where people like the Hiltons and the Kardashians live off of fame and recognition, it is refreshing to know that there are people still being raised right.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. September

    all you name callers are so inmature its embarassing. Leave me and my girls alone how old are you 12

    February 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. teresa, ohio

    If Jane was truly a performer: she would have NEVER NEVER NEVER outed who her dad was.

    I mean no offense to her at all, I am glad for her that she auditioned, but she should have never been given an audience with the judges. She simply has an average voice with nothing special about it. The producers just thought
    it would be good tv stuff. How did anyone even know WHO she was? How did she get chosen out of a crowd of what, 10000? It sure wasnt her voice.

    February 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeez

      If you had watched it, you would have known that SHE didn't out who her dad was, J. Lo did. She awkwardly admitted that Jim Carrey was her dad.

      February 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • a fan

      It was Randy who first knew who she was when he asked about her dad then J. Lo asked who her dad was.

      February 16, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. lildeekayjayaye

    Good for her that she doesnt want to rely on her dad. She should be noticed for her own talent.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  16. Truth be known

    i was hoping she would fall off of the stage like that other no talent hack. i laughed my azz off! fall baby fall!

    February 10, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  17. mekayla

    She was just nervous and i think its great that she wanted to try out just like a normal personrather than using her dad to help her.Hemust be a great father

    February 10, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  18. Bill Keldsen

    Enough of the comments of Janes looks Go get yourelves a saucer of millk to squabble over. I knew Jane briefly when she had a waitress job where I worked and it was only when she left that I found out she was Jim Carrey's daughter. Does not sound like she was being taken care of like some of the brats in Hollywood. She will do well on her own. She has talent.

    February 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Fire marshall bill

    Put another shrimp on the barbie?? baby!!

    February 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. mia in California

    She was nervous and it showed in her awkward smile and her singing. That last note was flat.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lo Jenk


    February 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Desdomna


    February 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth be known

      my exact reaction as well. just laughing at the dancing singing fat heifer.

      February 10, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kelly C.

    People still watch this crap? Really?

    February 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Joe

    Hmmmm I'd violate her over and over again while forcing her to watch Dumb and Dumber.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. .•|•.

    She was nervous just like the rest. She was not as good as some others, the judges were right to send her home.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sly Sadie

    You sound old and bitter. Can you go away please? Who doesn't even own a TV? You obviously own a computer. You know the kind of people that own computers and not TV's? Yes, pervs! Leave me alone with my girls, PERV!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jgn

    It's staggering how unforgiving, rude and judgemental the viewing public is. I haven't owned a TV for a very long time (since I moved out of my parents house 38 years ago) but since time-wasting shows like this and the comments they engender are ALWAYS on the 'news' I know way more about it than I would ever care to. What in the world made any of you (the panel included) believe you are in any position to judge another's performance? Somehow this world has evolved to a place where peoples mistake's are never forgiven, harshly judged and represent the end of the line while their triumphs are just an invitation to scrabble their way to some imaginary top of the heap. Heap is right!!

    February 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  28. marragor

    She's adorable. Good luck Jane!

    February 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. E/R


    February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. karma

    She needs to stick to comedy her singing blows.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. Lewis

    Well at least Daddy is rich. He will make it better.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeez

      If you had paid more attention, you might see that she does not live off her daddy's money, she works as a waitress...WORKS. If she wanted Daddy's help, I'm sure she could get a lot of a better job than a waitress.

      February 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  32. buckaroobonzai55

    I thought she was terrible. She did not have her heart in it, she was not focused, and she totally fubar'd the last note. Also, I felt like she thought she would get in just cause of her celeb-relational status (cause of her stupid Hi comment at the end). I wouldn't say the apple fell "far" from the tree, but she needs to take her career 100% more seriously.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • rnda

      hey dippy, try reading before you open your mouth. Did you notice that the "stupid Hi comment at the end" was a J-Lo quote, not Miss Carrey?

      February 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  33. pedro'

    I thought she did ok, meself. She sure sounded better than some of the others.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kim H

    Even Jane said herself that she didn't do well....that shows a lot of maturity, growth in a human being and a true understanding of the business. So before any of you naysayers post on here. Think of that. She knew she messed up her shot. Dont get negative just because you have nothing better to do today.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  35. =^_^=

    512 pounds is a little heavy.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  36. Sly Sadie

    I may be only 5'2, but I am MUCH better looking than her! I should audition next time! I'm cute, not fat and I sing like a Song Bird! All my girls will attest to that, I sang for them all over the weekend! They all love me, as much as you all do! Have a great day!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • be quiet

      shutup lard ass

      February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • teresa, ohio

      Sly: everyone that ever gets up there to audition has tons of FRIENDS and FAMILY who simply dont have the heart to them : "hey, you sound like ch it and you cant sing– to go on idol would be public humiliation" but, yet, friends and family cant hurt the wannabe singer. Seriously some of those people KNOW they cant sing, but they want the DREAM.

      Go for it Sly... go do an audition. One things for sure: it aint about looks and body shape. Ya either got marketable talent or you dont.

      February 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reincarnated Pope John Paul II

      They lied to you about your singing ability and how you look. Seriously, get a second opinion.

      February 14, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Look at the persimmon

      Look in the mirror, honey. See those 52-year-old wrinkles? That's spelled o-l-d. Deal with it.

      February 19, 2012 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
    • joy649

      The show is not supposed to be about looks buy talent.

      February 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clarissa

      seriously? Then get off the message boards and make it happen instead of telling a bunch of strangers when you INTEND to do it. Make a goal, shoot for it, and try again. Until then......next

      February 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Coolbreeze

    No wonder they booted her! She at least looked cute in the last pictures. She grew a second chin and a beer belly since she first auditioned.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • PMN

      She is wearing a loose top you dip! She is obviously not heavy. I will never understand how people and be so disrespectful and rude. It is so cowardly to hide behind and screen name to throw out insults. You are such a shallow and callous individual.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Stop government sanctioned terrorism against medical marijuana patients. For God’s sake please STOP.

      February 10, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Werd

      At least she went for it. She could just have her father help her. Didn't even know he had a daughter that old.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reincarnated Pope John Paul II

      GET in my belly!!!!

      February 14, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Jacob

      She has 2 chins and a beer belly. Can't deny that no matter how much you wish it not to be true

      February 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obviously

      I would bet absolutely anything that she is much better looking than Coolbreeze.

      February 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Follow your own advice

      PMN is hilarious... crying disrespect as his/her own words of disrespect freely roll out. That's spelled h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e.

      February 19, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
    • @Follow Your Own Advice

      Oh please, PWN did not hurl any insults. Telling someone they are being shallow and calloused for insulting another person is to fairly and rightfully chastise them for.... guess what? Shallow and calloused behavior at someone else's expense. I thought PWN was being completely civil in his/her reprimand.

      February 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Slappy

      You got that right!

      February 23, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • martydingdong

      well duh she sounded like crizzap

      February 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |

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