Idol Producers Advanced 49 Atlanta Auditioners to Randy, Paula and Simon

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Though Ive heard typically Randy, Simon and Paula in the past have screened 75 to 150 people per city, they ended up seeing only 49 over 12 hours Wednesday, or about four people per hour, according to the Buzz item. Since Ryan Seacrest did his L.A. radio show live that day from the Star 94 studios from 9 to at least noon EST, that meant they started around lunch hour at the earliest and worked til past midnight. Nigel & Ken, the executive producers really trimmed the pool down big time or perhaps the talent pool wasnt as deep as they expected. I may have to ask Nigel a question about that Tuesday when Fox holds a phone press conference about the …Idol sister show …The Next Great American Band, debuting next Friday. Im not sure how many even got to see Nigel and Ken.

Coming up: Press conference for “The Next Great American Band” tomorrow…

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