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.
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