First there was Portland, then Portland was cool, then there was Portlandia, and now Ill eat my hat if we dont hear "put a bird on it" or see it on someones 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 Idols 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 Ryans "my sweaters stuck in the door!" bit.
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