Over 9, 000 hopefuls descended upon Amway Arena in Orlando today to audition for a chance to move on to the next rounds of the American Idol season 9 auditions.
Only about an estimated 200 made it through to sing for producers. Even fewer will move on to sing in front of the judges panel later on this summer.
Our SarahW was there today to audition, preparing “Killing Me Softly” and “I’m Yours” to sing for the panel, but unfortunately didn’t make the cut. Sarah, although feeling butterflies as she waited for her section to be called, still managed to twitter some deets.
The crowd song was supposed to be “Poker Face”, but learned “Heartbreaker” instead. Justin Guarini was on site conducting interviews for TV Guide, the crowd chanted “I’m going to Disney World” and “Simon don’t be a heartbreaker” for the cameras, and she estimates that 7 guys and 6 girls who were Disney dream ticket winners made it through to the next round.
Also, as far as the 2nd and 3rd round auditions, I’m hearing that they are going to be held in the restaurant in the Contemporary resort at Disney World. The date booked for the 2nd round (producers round) is July 22-24. The 3rd round (judges round) is booked for some time in August.