"American Idol" wannabes sing their hearts out in Denver
Denver, CO Colorado
For several thousand anxious celebrities-in-training, today was a day of waiting.
Waiting in a line around Invesco Field at Mile High from 5 a.m., then waiting for hours in the stands. Waiting in quartets for their chance to sing a few bars for a table of judges without the names Paula, Simon, Randy.
Waiting for a yes or a no.
“There are nuggets (of talent) here,” “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest told a battery of reporters. “We’re sifting through and trying to find them.”
Seacrest’s new three-year contract with “Idol,” a reported $45 million deal, made headlines this week. “It’s a part of all these jobs,” said the busiest man in Hollywood. “For me it was really rather quiet and simple.”
Supervising producer Patrick Lynn said approximately 9,000 would-be Idols registered to audition in Denver.
After her audition, 20-year-old Ashley Tidwell from Monmouth, Ore., sat alone outside the stadium, cheeks flushed, waiting for her ride. “I didn’t see anyone get a golden ticket while I was there,” Tidwell said. “I personally didn’t think they were taking us seriously.”
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