'American Idol' deep in the heart of Texas
By Stone Martindale Aug 8, 2007, 4:03 GMT
It's that time of year again, Idol tryouts are being held at Texas Stadium as thousands of "American Idol" hopefuls show up to razzle and dazzle the judges.
San Diego had near 12,000 people show up when the franchise began its seven-city casting call.
Auditions in Texas started Monday for the seventh season of "American Idol," and producers from the Fox ratings behemoth gave 15 seconds to each of the of would-be stars who turned out.
The waiting contestants struggled with temperatures that climbed past 90 degrees according to the AP.
The Idol process begins with the preliminary 15 second blip on Monday that if selected, must go to another audition in front of show executives before getting the chance to wow judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson for the taped portions of the show.
Fox reports on their website that the next auditions will be held in Omaha, Neb.; Atlanta; Charleston, S.C.; Miami and Philadelphia.
The show returns to the air in January, 2008.