American Idol 2012 headed back to St. Louis last week for its third stop in the second round of auditions for the new season premiering in January 2012. After a morning full of auditions the three judges, all of them returned for the new season, plus host Ryan Seacrest, sat down to talk about the talent they’ve seen in the city.
Early Friday afternoon, Lopez and Jackson agreed that they’d seen two singers who were among the best to audition so far this season.
“We’ve seen some really good people today,” Jackson said. “I keep saying to contestants here, we found Carrie Underwood here seven seasons ago. I’m expecting good things from St. Louis, hopeful things.”
[Randy Jackson] advises contestants against singing a song made famous by Lopez or Aerosmith, Tyler’s band.
Tyler’s best advice to St. Louis contestants is to shake off any nerves. And for those who come complaining of being hoarse or sick, Jackson said: “Nerves, coughs, cold, sore throat, dehydrated, whatever, if you got it, you got it.”
Last year it was rumored that Lopez wouldn’t allow hopefuls to audition with her songs, so it’s funny to hear that coming from Jackson this season.
Source: St. Louis Today