More eyes on Louisiana tonight with American Idol’s Baton Rouge auditions airing on Fox.
People from all over to audition, but Louisiana singers who won a Golden Ticket to Hollywood with their voices included the first singer of the day by the reigning Miss Baton Rouge. Megan Miller . showed up in a leg cast with crutches due to an accident just three days earlier. (She was also one of the contestants with a headband worn across the forehead, a style not seen much since the early 1970′s, except in Mardi Gras Indian costumes - Glad to see it’s back!).
Despite medical advice, Megan refused surgery until after her Idol audition – immediately after. The judges admired her voice, her attitude and her fortitude. And her humor – Megan turned a crutch upside down, using it as a faux microphone, at the end of her song. Her surgery went well.
Two Louisianians were featured in vignettes during the show: Baton Rouge firefighter Dustin Watt sang a Garth Brooks song and the American Idol camera followed him back to the Fire Station where he told his pals about the win. New Orleans native,
Photos of the home destroyed by post-Katrina floods were shown during 19-year-old Bernell Taylor profile. He moved to Baton Rouge with his mother and sister after the storm.
Sweet Burnell, as he was dubbed during the audition, along with Breanna Steer, an 18 year old student from LaPlace, Louisiana, will talk about their American Idol experience on the local Fox 8 Morning Edition tomorrow (Jan. 25, 3013). Brandy Hotard, a nurse from Port Allen, Louisiana, will also be going to American Idol’s Hollywood auditions.
In all, 34 singers received those Golden Tickets to Hollywood. And the judges raved about the level of talent they saw in Baton Rouge. So just maybe, the next American Idol will be one of us. Lots of Louisiana Idol fans had their high hopes for Joshua Ledet who was one of the leading finalists last years but didn’t become the American idol.
Next up on American Idol are auditions in San Antonio, Texas and in Long Beach, California on the Queen Mary ship.