American Idol Season 9 Auditions in Chicago Today

An estimated 12, 000 hopefuls registered to audition for   American Idol today in Chicago.

The city hasn’t been host to Idol tryouts since 2005.

The throngs stood in rain this as they lined up in the pre-dawn hours outside of the United Center in Chicago center this morning.

Chicago is the third stop of the Season 9 audition tour and has attracted the biggest crowds so far.     Boston was first, with an estimated 7, 000 auditioners, and then Atlanta last week with about 10, 000. The Dallas auditions are next, beginning this Friday.

As always, rejected former auditioners are back to try again. Vote for the Worst is reporting that Danny Gokey’s pal, Jamar Rogers was spotted in Chicago today…

UPDATE:   I was just contacted by somebody who auditioned today.   She confirms that Jamar Rogers was indeed at the auditions today, sitting in the VIP section, which means he got to be one of the first to audition. He was with a girl with red hair. Both got a golden ticket and moved on to the next round…

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