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"American Idol" - "Auditions - Los Angeles" - Jan. 26, 2010
Folks are lined up at the Rose Bowl. We see Ryan on his radio show. He says 11,000 came out.
Ryan talks about Hollywood, the epicenter of entertainment.
Avril Lavigne is the first guest judge.
First up is Neil who claims he's a genius and is kind of nerdy. He's full of total confidence so, of course, he can't sing. He demonstrates this by singing a Meatloaf song sorta, forgetting the words right away and then starting up again. He's not the worst ever but nothing special. He's also very sweaty. Simon says he's not suited to the business. Neil says he's not going anywhere, but Hollywood. He's insistent and desperate. Outside his parents say he's good under pressure. Simon asks if he wants to walk out on his own or with an escort. Neil leaves on his own. Avril thinks it was awkward. He thinks Idol really missed out.
Jim is a worship pastor. We meet his wife and kids. He feels good and confident. He sings an original song called "...