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The Road to Idol...

Yesterday, September 29th I woke up at 3:30am and began the journey to the Cow Palace in San Francisco for American Idol auditions. When I was a little girl, I would watch the show and dream about being old enough to audition. I auditioned last year for the first time and didn't make it, but I was okay because I had no idea what to expect or what It would be like. didn't think they would come to San Francisco two years in a row, but they did! Yesterday, I arrived at Cow Palace with my mom at 6:00am. We stood in big organized groups and just waited for direction. At around 8:00 we were asked to go inside and register (get a ticket and a wristband). They also had all of the contestants fill out an "All About You" sheet. At around 8:30, we began to film crowd stuff for the show. Then, Ryan Seacrest showed up and we continued to film things with him amongst the crowd. When that was done, we continued to wait. After about three and a half hours of crowd filming and sitting around, we were finally let into the stadium. There was eight tables set up in the middle of the stadium, with two producers at each. They called people up by section to go and wait for the audition. My section was called for stand-by at around 12:30, and I didn't sing infront of the producers until around 1:15. It was very difficult because you could hear everyone else auditioning, and also everyone in the crowd talking. I sang "Bless the Broken Road", by Rascal Flatts. In my opinion, my audition went very well, and better than I thought I would do. I wasn't nervous at all and I didn't mess up. You sing in a group of four people and they call you up individually and then let you know if you made it or not. I unfortunately didn't make it, but again, I am not mad or unhappy. I did the best I could possibly do, and I wouldn't change anything about it. I am so glad I had this oppertunity and all i've ever wanted was to audition, and I got to do that. I love doing these types of things because I get to see all of my friends and family who support me. I got so many sweet messages from so many people and I am so humbled by the outpour of love. It's really nice to recieve messages like that. I had the best time at auditions and I can't wait to hopefully go next year. Like I said, I am not discouraged in any way, and I will take this audition as a learning experience to get better and better. I will always do what I love, and if I ever make it on this show, it will just be a plus.

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