Check out Richard Rushfield’s lengthy article on Hollywood Week for the Daily Beast.
The piece if filled with oodles of quotes from past contestants, like Carly Smithson, Michael Sarver, Alexis Grace, Jackie Tohn and more remembering their particular week in Hollwood Hell.
Sample hilarious anecdote from Carly Smithson:
Because there was a shot of me in the ads for the new season, I’d been warned to come in disguise, to put on a baseball hat and cardigan. Well, my flight stopped in Vegas where I became very hot, so without thinking I took the cap and sweater off, but tried to keep my head down because I was terrified that someone would recognize me. When I got on the plane, I was walking through first class and looked down at a man and saw John Mayer. At that moment, he looked at me and his eyes lit up and he yelled out to the whole plane, “Hey that’s the girl who’s going to be on American Idol!” I tried to shush him and raced back to my seat. I was petrified that I was going to be disqualified. At the baggage claim, he sent his people over to ask if it was really me. When I got to the theater though and confessed it all to the producers, they laughed and said it was the funniest thing they’d ever heard.
Check out the entire article right HERE.
Bonus Article: Mikalah Gordon, Anoop Desai and Diana DeGarmo blog on last week’s Hollywood episodes for OK magazine right HERE.