American Idol Producer Rounds in Nashville

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.”

The very last audition city, Los Angeles, begins cattle-call auditions on September 22. Producers will take the opportunity that day to finally announce the judges’ panel for Season 10.

Also, My Space auditions are open for business, and you can actually view them online HERE.  I haven’t taken a peek yet, but I’m assuming some of them are pretty terrible/hilarious. Or, just terrible.

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  1. A lot of the MySpace auditions are downright terrible. Some that are good in my opinion:


    #143 (her name is Bianca Mancha)

    #486 (her name is Laura Manzer)


    #565 (Jordan Southerland, who made Hollywood S5)


    #1247 (her name is Mollie Evans)

    #1276 (her name is Allison St. Rock)

    #1327 (her name is Kristy Lynn, from Kellie Pickler’s hometown!)

  2. Laura that was so awesome.My niece was listening and liked it alot also.

  3. I have a suggstion mj: can you feature Laura’s audition in a separate individual post? Also if any other members audition they should be featured as well.

  4. Thanks, ilovekrisallen. And that’s really nice of you to suggest, itsall!

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