June 28, 2011

St. Louis American Idol Auditions

For the first time since 2004, American Idol returned to St. Louis (where season 4 winner Carrie Underwood auditioned) to kick off auditions for season 11. Over 10,000 showed up from all over the country and waited patiently, some even showing up at midnight to grab a spot in line. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
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Allen (pictured center) plans to sing "Wait For You" by Elliot Yamin.
Allen (pictured center) plans to sing "Wait For You" by Elliot Yamin.
St. Louis American Idol Auditions
St. Louis American Idol Auditions
American Idol hopefuls getting excited before their auditions.
American Idol hopefuls getting excited before their auditions.
American Idol hopefuls make their way to their audition.
American Idol hopefuls make their way to their audition.
American Idol producers lining up a shot for the show.
American Idol producers lining up a shot for the show.
St. Louis American Idol Auditions
St. Louis American Idol Auditions
St. Louis American Idol Auditions
St. Louis American Idol Auditions