It was over a month ago, but I wanted to post something that marked my bravery. Margaret and I auditioned for American Idol! Now, neither one of us got past the first round of auditions, and we're ok with that. The experience was crazy for sure, but we both would've regretted not going. The whole process was pretty ridiculous-there are 10 audition booths, with American Idol producers at each booth. Hopefuls are brought up to the audition booth, 4 at a time, and each person gets about 10 seconds to sing their heart out. As we watched, we noticed the ones who made it to the next round of auditions were those who had a gimmick (for example, a girl who sang and danced around with a ventriloquist dummy made it through to round 2). Margaret and I both sang our best, but we hadn't brought our ventriloquist dummies, so we were shafted! All in all, we actually had a really fun time.
The best was getting to see Ryan Seacrest in person. He is very short, so for the filming, American Idol producers had to place him next to people that were even smaller than him! (Basically 16 year old girls). Very amusing.