American Idol Kicks Off Season Nine Auditions

Who doesn’t want to be the next Carrie Underwood or Adam Lambert? On Tuesday, American Idol kicked off auditions for season nine and drew 11,000 hopefuls to the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. was there to chronicle some of the more colorful contestants who may be invading your televisions soon!

Click on the video to watch the Idol bonanza with host Mayleen Ramey.

You won’t want to miss “Nathaniel and his Cow”, “Funky Dress Girl” or “Swam from Hawaii.”

Think you can do better? Check the audition schedule in your town at

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