Heading into the second week of its tenth season, the 'American Idol' train made a stop in the city that claims bragging rights to a life-size bronze statue of Aruther Fonzarelli, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A stop that Ryan Seacrest told press 'Idol' would not miss, after the emergence of season eight third-placer and local hero, Danny Gokey.
Did Milwaukee deliver the next 'American Idol' or at least the next Danny Gokey? Perhaps. The auditions started out fairly strong, with twangy, sixteen year-old country singer, Scotty McCreery channeling Travis Tritt for a ticket to Hollywood. While his vocals were legit, I suspect McCreery will find more luck in Nashville than Hollywood.
Twenty five year-old "Summerfest" janitor Naima Adedapo also did Milwaukee proud with her rendition of Donny Hathaway's "For All We Know." Her sweet vocals coupled with a striking beauty could take her deep into the competition.