American Idol Shines Its Spotlight On Nashville Auditions
January 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM (PT)
AMERICAN IDOL shined its spotlight on MUSIC CITY’s auditions during last night’s (1/27) episode on FOX-TV. Over 17,000 IDOL hopefuls attended the auditions in NASHVILLE last JULY, including ALL ACCESS’ own MARY LYNNE O’NEAL (who unfortunately did not make it past the first round).
Some of the standouts from NASHVILLE included an ex-boyfriend & girlfriend duo, CHELSEE OAKS and ROB BOLIN, who sang separately and together, ultimately impressing judges RANDY JACKSON, JENNIFER LOPEZ and STEVEN TYLER as a duet.
Fifteen-year-old LAUREN ALAINA blew the judges away with her rendition of FAITH HILL’s “Like We Never Loved At All,” closing out the end of the episode with AEROSMITH’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Click here to read more on last night’s show from PEOPLE.com.
Concurrently, on WEDNESDAY night’s (1/26) episode of IDOL, 16-year-old SCOTTY McCREERY chose JOSH TURNER’s “Your Man” as his song to audition with in MILWAUKEE, getting unanimous approval from the judges to move to the HOLLYWOOD round.
TURNER said: “I got the link to SCOTTY's audition the other night. I am honored he would choose to sing one of my songs and I'm impressed by his voice and his character. I'll definitely be pulling for him! Maybe he'll sing my new single in HOLLYWOOD? Totally kidding.”
JOSH became a popular topic on TWITTER that night, earning praise from OLYMPIC gold medalist SHAWN JOHNSON, who tweeted: “’I Wouldn’t Be a Man’ by JOSH TURNER gives me chills. What a beautiful voice. I’ve had it set on repeat for about 30 minutes now.”