American Idol was filming auditions for the show’s third season on ABC at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The filming began Tuesday (Oct 8) and wrapped on Wednesday (Oct 9). In town to help pick contestants were judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. Ryan Seacrest tore himself away from his Live with Kelly & Ryan gig in New York City to host. And Bobby Bones, beginning his involvement with the show even earlier this season, was on hand to help mentor the hopefuls.
Last week the gang auditioned singers in Savannah, Georgia. Now they head north, to cheese country!
Funniest moment on video: Katy Perry roller skates through the halls of the museum only to trip and fall on her knees. That pesky American Idol seal will get a judge every time! Watch below.
Luke Bryan talks new talent! Of course he’s excited about the singers they’ve seen so far. “We did Savannah last week it was amazing. We’re really are putting together a great show for you guys. We’re in Milwaukee today. We’ve already heard some unbelievable singers and talent. We’re excited. We’ve already got some people we think are going to be in the Top 10.”
Luke Talks New Talent!
American Idol kept a steady stream of video stories going on Instragram across the two days of auditions. Check it out here. Highlights: Luke and Lionel harmonize, Katy gets ready for her big day with a room full of assistants, Bobby Bones chats about the upcoming auditions. He says there are a ton of contestants bringing original songs.
Next up the show heads to Washington, DC on Sunday October 13 and Monday October 14 and later in the month, judges auditions conclude in Los Angeles, Calif.
Ryan, Lionel, Katy and Luke live from the American Idol set
WISN 12, the local Milwaukee ABC affiliate was on hand to chat with the cast.
A brief interview with a hopeful, and Bobby Bones
BFFs Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan playing around on the piano.