LA Auditions are Today: Crying Girl Ashley Ferl is Auditioning.

Poor Brandon Rogers!   He twittered from the Los Angeles auditions a few minutes ago, “This is but an example of the ridiculousness that is The LA Idol auditions. Behold! ”   Ha ha.

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The La Times’s Richard Rushfield is there too, and reports that “Crying Girl”, Ashley Ferl, arrived to audition.   She just turned 16 and is eligible for the first time.   She’s probably crying, and auditioning…and crying. (If you are unfamiliar with Ashley read this.)

According to the Pasadena Star-News, “thousands” of people turned up at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to audition, causing backlogs on the freeway and prompting fire officials to send extra personnel on site.

More info as it becomes available!

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45 Comments

  1. Uh oh.

    Well, this should be entertaining (I think?). Guarenteed screentime for her. I almost want her to have this amazing voice and shock everyone.

  2. I don’t know…this wreaks of Tatiana, and I can’t handle another Tatiana, I just can’t.

  3. I wonder if Sanjaya will come and cry in the audience if she makes it to the show. More screen time for him – and he has proven recently that he can do it on camera! It is only fair.

  4. oh.. hell.. no… ahh! first jamar, then Michael castro (who I don’t mind that much but is not all that talented), and now crying girl? my loyalty to Idol is now wavering.

  5. It does seem they are pulling out all the stops to get these people, presumably using the VIP section…

  6. Oh no…you’d think the Idol producers would realize by now that a big percentage of the audience hates this crap…at least hates to see these people actually advance to Hollywood…seeing someone like “crying girl” bomb at her audition and not get a golden ticket is one thing…but it frustrates the hll out of me to see these delusional people with little to no actual talent actually make it to Hollywood week just for “drama” (which isn’t even dramatic…just freaking annoying)

  7. oh.. hell.. no’ ¦ ahh! first jamar, then Michael castro (who I don’t mind that much but is not all that talented), and now crying girl? my loyalty to Idol is now wavering.

    What are they supposed to do, ban anyone who made it to Hollywood or had screen time from auditioning again?

  8. OMG, Sanjaya’s crying girl..

    She’s probably crying, and auditioning’ ¦and crying.

    :laugh_tb:

  9. I think it will be interesting to see her audition. I wonder if she can sing?

  10. I wonder how many guys we’ve seen on AI with Adam’s look before we coined it to be Adam’s look? He’s made it so noticeable now.

  11. Hah! I’m STOKED for crying girl. I really hope she sings well!!

  12. I don’t think that’s Adam. This guy’s tatoo is higher up on his arm than Adam’s. And I don’t think it looks like Adam’s Eye of Horus.

  13. Oh man. I’m not remotely an Idol fanatic (very casual fan for most seasons), but I know who “crying girl” is. She was wrapped up in the entire Sanjaya debacle…and who didn’t know about that? :P

  14. I’m actually kind of curious to see if “crying girl” can sing. You know she’ll get screen time regardless. I wonder if she cried every time Sanjaya won a challenge in “I’m a celebrity get me out of here”.

  15. All I see i that photo is a dark haired guy dressed all in black. Why is that similar to Adam?

  16. Maybe she’ll sing ‘Crying’ or ‘Tracks of My Tears’. Maybe a little ‘do you know the way to Sanjaya?’

  17. hollygo9 says Maybe a little ‘do you know the way to Sanjaya?’
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    ROFL ROFL!

  18. ****20 girlygirl Jun 30th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    All I see i that photo is a dark haired guy dressed all in black. Why is that similar to Adam?******

    Use your imagination and your Adam goggles.

  19. then Michael castro

    Michael Castro auditioned again? He had an interesting tone to his voice.

  20. this wreaks of Tatiana

    It certainly does. Even if this girl can actually sing, I can almost see multiple meltdowns coming. Bad idea!

  21. Crying Girl = No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

    So this is what it sounds like when doves cry.

  22. LOL this just made my day xD… she is like a groupie… in season 7 she was at the tour and cryed fotr Archie and Jason :D…

    And she was at Archie ´s solo tour too…

  23. cruzceleste says

    LOL this just made my day xD’ ¦ she is like a groupie’ ¦ in season 7 she was at the tour and cryed fotr Archie and Jason :D’ ¦

    And she was at Archie ´s solo tour too’ ¦
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    Really?!?! I didn’t know that. :) Was she crying too? :)

  24. Oh god…Ashley. She is guaranteed to at least reach the judges. That is just way too priceless to pass up!!

  25. Think about the finale: It featured Tatiana, Bikini Girl (that one still makes me sick), and Normund (tho I actually like Nick a lot). They are still committed to the crazies. And I think they really need an angle this year (well, *they* think they do). Instead…how about:

    Normal people who can sing
    No wildcard round
    Top 24
    No save (tho I am glad it kept Matt on the show)
    THREE judges
    Less judging, more singing
    30 minute results shows
    Mentors who really MENTOR (like Jamie Foxx and NOT Quentin Tarantino, joke)

    I really wonder what is going to happen with S9 if they do not find another Adam-like superstar. You *know* TPTB desperately want another one. Will viewers watch without an Adam-like superstar (b/c Adam cannot be duplicated)? Of course, we said that after Cook, but Adam is, dare I say it, even bigger. Love you, Kris, I really do, but a lot of us watched for Adam first, you, second, Allison or Matt or Anoop, third, and so on.

    Adam is so not going to any of these try-outs without several handlers…

    And back to Ashley: Tears of a Clown, sung by Adam to an Ashley loses it again and again montage.

  26. I read that Alexis is working at some of these tryouts as the on-scene reporter (like Brandon Rogers is doing here in L.A.)

  27. cruzceleste says

    Really?!?! I didn’t know that. :) Was she crying too? :)

    Yes she was xD’ ¦ here is the video’ ¦
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    ROFL! She just loves the singers a lot!! :) It’s just like fans scream for them.. She cries. :)

  28. Thanks for that video, Cruz. I just might watch season 9 just for the crying girl. Hahaha!

  29. can i make a prediction that season 9’s winner will be a male country singer? or a female rocker? those 2 niches haven’t been taken by a winner yet right? hehe

  30. This is so weird, I missed the first seven seasons of Idol so I’m watching it in order (through the magic of bittorrent). I just got to this episode (top 11, British Invasion) today. I was dying watching this girl. It seemed like she was either having an extreme, elated reaction to the singing or that she had some kind of bizarre crying-disorder. That reaction, though, is strangely appropriate for the British Invasion, perhaps she was channeling an old Beatles fan.

  31. It would be awesome if she could sing well because the shock of the judges and viewers would priceless… but she’s probably just an attention. I hope she doesnt cry but actually approaches the auditions seriously *like that would ever happen*

  32. AC said

    can i make a prediction that season 9’s winner will be a male country singer? or a female rocker? those 2 niches haven’t been taken by a winner yet right? hehe

    Season 9’s winner will be a crying girl.

    No lie.

  33. Season 9’s winner will be a crying girl.

    NO!!! ahh! haha…

    I really wonder what is going to happen with S9 if they do not find another Adam-like superstar. You *know* TPTB desperately want another one. Will viewers watch without an Adam-like superstar (b/c Adam cannot be duplicated)? Of course, we said that after Cook, but Adam is, dare I say it, even bigger. Love you, Kris, I really do, but a lot of us watched for Adam first, you, second, Allison or Matt or Anoop, third, and so on.

    No, they’re not going to find another Adam, but they’re not going to find someone like Kris either. And it’s not like viewers watched only for Adam since the ratings have decreased from last year. They always… well, almost every season.. find a superstar but they come in all different forms. I’m just wondering what kind of back stories they can find this year since they already had a widower, natural disaster victim, oil rigger, etc. all covered. Oh wait, they have the best friend of the widower, the brother of a past contestant, and a crying girl. wahh!

  34. Here’s a Video of some of the rejectees:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhpAx3rQGAI

    there’s a lot more if you just go to youtube, type in ‘american idol LA’ , and sort by ‘newest’.

    thanks Duke for the link. wow! only this season i found out that before you get to the judges you need to get through other people. i saw this interview with this guy who went to the chicago auditions and he said that normally for the first round its the junior producers, then middle level producers and then you get to sing in front of the big producers so last yr it was nigel lythgoe. man, you must be super lucky to get through all these auditions cos it all depends on what the show is looking for instead of actual talent. and some of the rejectees sang really well!

  35. man, you must be super lucky to get through all these auditions cos it all depends on what the show is looking for instead of actual talent.

    Yep.

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