The pictures above are of Carly, Dylan & Kelsey entering United Center, In our seats after singing the group song & Kelsey singing "Landslide" for Judge #3!
The American Idol experience was a lot of fun. We saw very interesting as well as many talented people that were singing their hearts out in the parking lot, hallways, nooks and crannies. With the announcement that Chicago had the 2nd largest amount of people they have seen audition, we knew we were in for a little bit of a wait. They took the groups up by sections and we were pretty much a little past half way. Each person was allowed about 20 to 30 seconds to shine! With only few Golden tickets given out with the amount of people there, I do not know how they choose. The talent as I said seemed incredible.
There was your typical American Idol fun dressed people and we saw a few of them get in, not sure if the vocals were good too? We could not hear from our seats. Great people watching though!
We went with Kelsey's boyfriend Dylan and his sister Carly and their parents. All the kids have been involved in theater and music for some time and their songs sounded great. Kelsey sang "Landslide" one of my very favorite songs of all time! She sang it beautifully! Unfortunately, none of the kids will get the chance to audition for Simon & the Idol gang or be Hollywood bound. We look forward to trying again(?) another year:) All in all, a fun day, now we are exhausted and ready to go to bed!