While rumors and reports about who would be judging American Idol season 10 ping-ponged around the internet over the past few months, the producers’ rounds of auditions quietly took place all over the country.
This weekend, the producers audition the few hundred hopefuls from Nashville, which was the very first city on the cattle call schedule, other than late add-on, Los Angeles.
USA Today’s Brian Mansfield, who attended Nashville’s cattle-call had the unique opportunity to interview contestants who made it past the first round. He was back at auditions today to touch base with the contestants. Read his report HERE. Another batch of auditions will take place Sunday.
Not making it to the next round–an audition in front of the judges’ panel–were Marsha Hancock, (a top 50 contestant in 2007), and Callie Tucker, the daughter of country singer LaCosta Tucker and niece of Tanya Tucker.
Screeners told Callie she was “too experienced.”
“We had two auditions, both singing, ” Callie says. “I made it past the first one, and the second one was, like, ‘Oh, we can’t work with you.’ That was basically it.”