Day two of American Idol was on location in Pittsburgh and that was the first time ever they held auditions there. The call Pittsburgh the city of champions, and it was proven as 38 gold tickets to Hollywood were handed out! And if you’re counting, 80 total gold tickets to Hollywood have been passed out in two days.
First up was Heejun that sang “How am I supposed to live without you” by Michael Bolton, and although it has been said that you should not judge a book by its cover, this saying holds true for this contestant. Looks were certainly deceiving, but his voice went through the roof! Randy Jackson was impressed & shocked. GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!
Reed Grimm was up next and he has been singing since he was 2 years old, on stage with his family of performers. Reed belted out the theme song from Family Matters and to me it appeared that he scatted while doing so. All of the judges commented the same way – – a zillion percent yes! YOU’RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!
Young Eben Frankowitz from Milford, OH (15) came to Pittsburgh to make his dream come true and sang “Ain’t No Sunshine” and shocked the judges with his awesome vocals. A young Justin Bieber! GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!
As they always seem to do, they saved the best for last and this was true for Hallie Day who sang “I will Survive”. Hallie had a lot of hardships in her life and until she met her husband who gave her hope, she would have never been able to fulfill her dream and audition for American Idol. She reminded us of Blondie when she sang. Definitely someone to watch out for in the competition! HEADING OFF TO HOLLYWOOD!