American Idol Auditions Attract Thousands to the Scottrade Center

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PHOTO BY JON GITCHOFF
  • Photo by Jon Gitchoff

Holy hell a lot of people want to be the next American Idol. St. Louis is hosting tryouts today at the Scottrade Center, and thousands of hopefuls have been lining up since well before the sun came up. People came from places like Minnesota for a shot at being the next Scotty McCreery (yes, we had to look that up). Jon Gitchoff forwent sleep to get there early enough to bring you a glimpse at the scene before the adrenaline had worn off.

View a full slideshow of American Idol auditions at the Scottrade Center

CHRIS FROM IRON RANGE, MINNESOTA. PHOTO BY JON GITCHOFF
  • Chris from Iron Range, Minnesota. Photo by Jon Gitchoff
PHOTO BY JON GITCHOFF
  • Photo by Jon Gitchoff
TRAVIS FROM MINNESOTA (LEFT) WAS GOING TO PLAY "ELANOR RIGBY." PHOTO BY JON GITCHOFF
  • Travis from Minnesota (left) was going to play "Elanor Rigby." Photo by Jon Gitchoff
CELEBRITY AWAITS! PHOTO BY JON GITCHOFF
  • Celebrity awaits! Photo by Jon Gitchoff

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