New Update: Matt auditioned in Seattle, WA Tuesday with John Lennon's “Jealous Guy”. Unfortunately he didn't make it past the first round. Fortunately for us, though, he wrote a snarky snarky snarky recap of his Seattle audition experience.
Those who passed the first round move to the second round in front of executive producers. The second round auditions are today.
A follow-up article from the Seattle Times:
Jesse Dyer, 27, of Seattle, made it past the first round after belting out two verses of Frank Sinatra's “That's Life, ” despite drawing what he deemed a “harsh” judge.
“He was waving everybody through, and he would say, 'You guys are not quite there yet, ' ” Dyer said. In fact, Dyer assumed he had been cut when the judge dismissed his entire group of auditioners.
“He kind of pulled me off to the side and very quietly he said, 'I want to send you to the next round.' It was kind of sneaky, but it felt good.”
The last round of preliminary auditions took place in Seattle, WA yesterday. I don't have much to report yet, but here's an article from Seattlepi.com. Predictably, the auditions were rainy, making the line of contestants a sea of umbrellas.