Auditions #6: Portland

Season 11, Episode 6 -  Air Date: 2/1/2012
4 Ratings

‘American Idol‘ Recap: Portland Rains Talent

First there was Portland, then Portland was cool, then there was Portlandia, and now I‘ll eat my hat if we don‘t hear "put a bird on it" or see it on someone‘s sign at these auditions. Historically, the Northwest has not been a great reality TV audition city, but maybe some talent will come out of the Portland woodwork for American Idol‘s first time. How do you feel about these "auditioners record themselves" segments? I kind of like them. It seems less forced, predictable, and set up than the packages the producers put together with a camera crew. They also seem less forced than Ryan‘s "my sweater‘s stuck in the door!" bit.
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