More on Season 6 LA Audtions

UsaToday’s Idol Chatter Blog did a great job yesterday covering the LA Auditions taking place in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl.  Here are two accounts from auditioners who’ve moved on to the second round:

Brandon Rogers, a 28-year-old L.A. resident, was all set to sing the Donny Hathaway version of Leon Russell’s A Song for You, a common choice thanks to Elliott Yamin’s impressive rendition this past season. Just as he was about to start, he heard someone at the next table over singing that very song, so he made an instant switch to Stevie Wonder’s Overjoyed. The producers asked him to do another song, so he sang Rascal Flatts’ Moving On, and they told him he had a “real nice spirit” and produced the golden ticket signifying he’d made it to round two.

Adam Plotch, 28, was 3, 000 miles away yesterday, but he made a last-minute decision to catch a flight to L.A. and audition. He bought the last seat on a flight from New York and came to the audition, sang Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called to Say I Love You and got his new ticket to ride.

Interestingly, it’s reported that many contestants are auditioning with Donny Hathaway songs–thanks to Elliott Yamin’s championing of Hathaway’s music last season.

The LA Times covers the auditions here.  Auditioners’ stories from the LA Times here.  And more first hand accounts from the Whittier Daily News.

Are you auditioning for American Idol?  I would LOVE to hear from you.  Jot down your experiences and send them to me here: Thanks.