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"American Idol" - Jan. 21, 2009
The auditions are being held at the racetrack Churchill Downs. We get a montage of Louisville sights including the Kentucky Derby. We see the 11,000 contestants arrive and explain how to pronounce the city "Loo-a-vuhl."
The judges arrive to trumpet fanfare.
We meet blonde, skinny Tiffany, and her adoring parents. She promises to walk out with a positive attitude no matter what. She says if she doesn't get on she's going to college. She sings "Hero," and she's terrible. Randy starts laughing right away. Simon says the good news is that she's going to college. She offers to try again. They shut her down. When she leaves she doesn't have a positive attitude after all, she cries, complains, and then massacres Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You."
We meet brunette, skinny Joanna whose mother is also very supportive. She moved from Philly to L.A. to try and make it as a singer-songwriter. She goes in and Kara recognizes Joanna from a failed deal ...