The audition rounds are almost over, with only one week left to see who else has a shot at winning American Idol
. As I mentioned in my last One Singer to Watch article, the auditions have been great overall in season 14. But then Minneapolis came around and stopped that momentum in its tracks. With New Orleans, Harry Connick, Jr.'s hometown, as the next city the judges visited, will the talent show up?
The short answer is: sort-of, but not really. Harry really wanted his town to impress him and the other two judges, but that didn't really happen. Having said that, the New Orleans stop was definitely an improvement over Minneapolis. Hopefully the final week of auditions brings the top-notch talent back out in full force.