American Idol 12 Auditions – The Hopefuls Sing (VIDEO)

More than 5,000 hopefuls arrived at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ Saturday to audition for American Idol Season 12.

Listen to the voices of a few of the singers who could grace the Idol stage come January. Well, probably not, but you never know.

We even get a sprinkling of backstories, including a woman who recently lost her husband, and another who was diagnosed with autism.

UPDATE: Austin Percario from The X Factor group InTENsity is singing “Put Your Records On” at the 3:27 mark.

Check out the Newark sampling below.

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