Fox's 'American Idol 6' open audition tour hits New York City
UPI News Service, 08/31/2006
When New York played home to auditions for the sixth season of "American Idol," the show's judges were surprised to find the contestants weren't New Yorkers.
"There were people from all over: Texas, Florida, Georgia," said Randy Jackson, "One contestant from New Jersey even said something about the tri-state area. But where are the New Yorkers?"
Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, didn't have any real problems during the auditions, though there were some songs that they could have done without hearing multiple times, the New York Post reported Thursday.