15YOD auditioned for the American Idol preliminaries today. She easily made the first cut and went on to the next round — where she was told that her voice is too legitimate for what they want.
So say we all.
(She was not crushed. When you’re a theatre kid, being told that they’d be all over you if they were looking for theatre people is a huge compliment. She’s not interested in being the next Kelly Clarkson; she’d rather be the next Idina Menzel.)