New Jersey has become a breeding ground for reality show hopefuls recently, but this week's 'American Idol' auditions brought out people with talents other than bench pressing and fist pumping.
'Idol' wannabes swarmed the Izod Center in East Rutherford hoping to sing for the producers of the show, different from past years when the auditions held the chance of meeting TV judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and some other musical chairs cast of characters.
Rejected singers told SomethingPitchy that mostly tweens were making it to the next round due in large part to 'Idol' lowering its age minimum to 15 this season. Season 10 just might end up being made up entirely of Bieber-a-likes. (Dear god, no.)
We even got a few of them to sing for us on camera -- some for the better, and one particular one for the much, much worse.
Check out first-hand accounts of what it's like to audition for 'American Idol' (all-nighters! no respect!) and tell us in the comments if you would ever try out for a reality talent competition.