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American Idol Recap: Who Were Your Faves From the Baton Rouge Auditions? Take Our Poll!
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American Idol Recap: Who Were Your Faves From the Baton Rouge Auditions? Take Our Poll!

Jan 24 2013, 8:22pm CST | by

American Idol traveled south tonight to Randy Jackson’s hometown of Baton Rouge, LA (city motto: “For Me, For You, We’re Sorry About the Dawg”). I half-expected a visit to the local elementary...

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American Idol Recap: Who Were Your Faves From the Baton Rouge Auditions? Take Our Poll!

Jan 24 2013, 8:22pm CST | by

American Idol traveled south tonight to Randy Jackson’s hometown of Baton Rouge, LA (city motto: “For Me, For You, We’re Sorry About the Dawg”).megan miller idol

I half-expected a visit to the local elementary school that houses the “Randy Jackson Memorial Alphabet Wall” (it contains only 11 letters) or maybe the Randy Jackson Museum, a damp cardboard box in a back alley that’s filled with mutilated copies of Haley Reinhart’s debut CD. (Nope, I’ll never get over dude’s mistreatment of one of the finest vocalists in show history. #EarthSongBlasphemy!) Perhaps we’d get to hear Randy name-drop Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden (“Yo, yo, yo! Check it out: I was on the phone with Mayor Kip last night, yo!”).

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But nope, if any of those moments happened on camera, they were left on the editing-room floor. That might be because Fox threw a bone to the Idoloonie nation this week and kept Idol‘s fourth audition episode of Season 12 to a crisp 60-minute running time. (Take note, network execs, the FCC will not fine you if every one of your reality-competition shows doesn’t run a full two hours.)

Over the course of the hour, we got to see extended footage of 10 Golden Ticket recipients, and while I wouldn’t bet my glass of Sauv Blanc that we witnessed the Season 12 champ in action tonight (except for maybe Burnell), the folks who got their “goin’ to Hollywoods” all seemed worthy of the honor.

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Anyhow, since I’ve also got a Glee episode to recap tonight, I’m going to press pause for a moment and turn the discussion over to you.  I’ll be back overnight to update this post with a full episode recap including reviews of all 10 Golden Ticket-getters — bookmark, refresh, and enjoy this URL! — but until then, hit the comments! What did you think of the American Idol Season 12 Baton Rouge episode? Who was your favorite Golden Ticket recipient? Sound off in the comments, and for all my Idol-related news, recaps, interviews and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!


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