American Idol Atlanta auditions recap: Pants on the Ground, Mary J. Blige and Skiibo-Ski

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 13, 2010 

When Wednesday's episode of "American Idol" ended, viewers were left wondering how long they'd be singing an inescapable tune called "Pants on the Ground."

The original song was the part of the final audition on the 90-minute show, which featured auditions in Atlanta.

General Larry Platt, 62, entertained the panel by performing "Pants on the Ground," an anti-sagging ode. "Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground," he sang.

Platt didn't advance -- thanks to his age -- but offered one of the night's most memorable moments.

Among the other highlights: Antonio Wheeler, who performed as his alter ego, "Skiibo-Ski." Despite lines like "once you feel me, I feel you," his voice was strong enough to make it to Hollywood. (Simon Cowell said no, though.)

Mary J. Blige sat in as guest judge for the night. Of the singers who auditioned in Atlanta, 25 made it to Hollywood. We saw 11 of those, including:

*Bryan Walker, a police officer with a surprisingly soulful voice

*Antonio Wheeler, "Skiibo-Ski," an entertaining personality with a decent voice. The judges want him to ditch the gimmick, though.

*Carmen Turner, who auditioned with a best friend who got a "no"

*Mallorie Haley, an impressive country singer

*Holly Hardin, a former "America's Got Talent" contestant who auditioned dressed as a guitar

*Vanessa Wolfe, a small-town girl whose trip to Hollywood will be her first time on an airplane

*Keia Johnson, who once won Miss Congeniality in a beauty pageant

*Jermaine Sellers, an R&B artist who sings in church and cares for his sick mom

*Miriam Lemnouni

*Noel Reese

*Tisha Holland

Get a full recap by visiting our "American Idol" blog, which you can access by clicking on the link on this page.

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