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Things Get Strange at "American Idol" Auditions

Sherrill Fulghum Sherrill Fulghum
January 31st, 2013 11:38pm EST

Things got a little crazy on the last stop of “American Idol” auditions in Oklahoma City.

Karl's rendition of “I Feel Good” woke everybody up. He completed his audition with an original song while playing his guitar. Randy said that Karl lit up the room. Karl got four yeses for his audition.

But the good vibrations didn't last with several bad audition clips.

Nate, a sign language teacher, gave the judges more than a performance before the judges, he and his father, who is deaf, taught Ryan a few signs. Nate earned a golden ticket to Hollywood with four yeses from the judges.

And then things really got strange when Halie came in with her ventriliquist puppet – a dog named Oscar. Saying that the puppet was holding her back the judges gave Halie three yes votes with a no from Randy and a ticket to Hollywood. Halie said that Oscar would not be making the trip to Hollywood.

Then came Zoanette who performed the National Anthem for her audition. Despite forgetting some of the words the judges still gave her a unanimous chorus of yesses for her efforts.

And the strange activities continued after some clips of tearful reactions when Anastacia came in to audition. After her attempt at singing Tony Braxton, she told the judges that God had told her to audition. Anastacia got four no votes for her audition.

The last audition was from 16 year old Kayden who has Cystic Firbosis. His audition touched the judges who called him an inspiration. Kayden got his golden ticket to Hollywood.

Just when the judges thought the day's work was done, one more auditioner walked in – a tall blonde headed woman. The “woman” turned out to be former Idol judge Steven Tyler who stopped by to say hello.

Thousands of singing hopefuls auditioned but only 45 earned their golden tickets to Hollywood.

Next week those 45 will join up with all the other singers for a grueling week of perforances for Hollywood Week. Only 20 men and 20 women will survive the week to move on to the next round.



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