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Sherrill Fulghum Sherrill Fulghum
January 25th, 2013 1:17am EST

On Thursday “American Idol” moved to head judge Randy Jackson's home town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for an hour long episode that featured less drama and a little more celebrating.

Miss Baton Rouge kicked things off with her audition despite needing to have knee surgery. After Megan Miller earned her four yes votes for her performance, she went on to have successful surgery and will travel to Hollywood.

Charlie followied with a unanimous yes vote audition of his own with Keith comparing his voice to that of British rocker David Bowie. Online nominee Maddie also get her ticket to Hollywood.

But the good news couldn't continue as clips of bad performances aired. And while the judges called Christopher entertaining and fun loving, he did not earn a ticket to Hollywood.

Dr. Calvin Peters is in his third year of residency but came to give singing a try and earned four yes votes; so did singing fireman Dustin and a series of female singers aired in a single clip.

The final Baton Rouge audition was from New Orleans native Burnell who comes from a musical family. After surviving Hurricane Katrina, Brunell and his family now make their home in Baton Rouge. Brunell received a unanimous yes vote from the judges for his efforts.

Only 35 of the thousands of singers who auditioned in Cajun country earned a ticket to Hollywood.

Next week Idol moves to San Antonio and the Queen Mary.