Last Night’s American Idol Auditions

American Idol

American Idol

Last night’s American Idol took host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler to the mountains of Colorado.


  • Bi-Polar Shelby Tweten, from Minnesota, impressed with her inspiring tale, and Carrie Underwood‘s “Temporary Home.” J-Lo liked Shelby’s raspy voice.
  • Jenni Schick loved Steven Tyler, and kissed him on the lips in making it through with “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar.
  • 18-year-old Haley Smith, who lives in a log cabin, did an earthy take on Rufus and Chaka Khan‘s “Tell Me Something Good.” Steven Tyler dug her hippie vibe, saying, “You’re right out of my era.”
  • Waitress Angie Zeiderman brought her Lady Gaga-vibe, sporting a skimpy outfit, purple hair and pearls as she did a cabaret-style performance of “When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” from The Producers, followed by Roy Orbison‘s “Blue Bayou.”
  • Jairon Jackson wowed the judges with the original song “So Hard.”
  • Curtis Grey, from Florida, impressed with his version of Boyz II Men‘s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”


  • Long-haired Magic Cyclops looked homeless, and had confetti cannon with his metal-growling mix-up of Neil Diamond‘s “Cracklin’ Rosie” and Jimmy Buffett‘s “Margaritaville.”
  • Telena Hedgespeth, who brought her twin sister, prompted J-Lo to whisper to Steven, “If you ask her for another song, I’m gonna kill you.”
  • Alanna Snare destroyed Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene”

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