More from Sarah

I spoke with Sarah again about an hour ago.  She's inside the arena now.  They taught the crowd the words to the group sing-along “Memphis” (Chuck Berry).  The crowd was filmed singing the song.

Producers are encouraging the crowd to be extremely enthusiastic and LOUD.  In fact, Sarah had to get off the phone. She couldn't hear me over the crowd screams. They also told the Memphis crowd they were giving “New York [NJ auditions just outside of NY] a run for their money.”

The crowd was asked to chant some more:

You ain't nothin' but a hound–dawg
Randy, you ain't nothin' but a hound dawg

Sarah says that the arena is nearly full.  Only the top half of the upper level is empty.

More states representin' in Memphis: Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and New Jersey.

She expects to audition sometime after lunch…