Tuesday night's "American Idol" auditions in Denver featured few train wrecks -- with the exception of Bikini Boy. That's Ty Hemmerling, the bikini-clad male singer who performed "Achy Breaky Heart." He didn't advance.
Fortunately, the rest of the show was a little more promising. Highlights included Haeley Vaughn, a black pop-country singer. Sob story: She almost died at birth.
Viewers also met Nicci Nix, a singer you might recognize as Nicole Palmeri from "Making the Band." She also appeared on reality shows like "Next," "Exposed," "Date My Mom" and "Fear Factor." She flew to the auditions from Italy and advanced to Hollywood.
Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, returned for another guest judge stint in Denver. She was a little more helpful than her first appearance in Boston, but still didn't reach the caliber of Katy Perry or Neil Patrick Harris.
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Twenty-six Denver singers advanced to Hollywood. We saw seven of those, including:
*Nicci Nix, a former contestant on MTV's "Making the Band"
*Haeley Vaughn, a black pop-country singer
*Casey James, who suffered a motorcycle accident and almost lost his ability to play the guitar
*Tori Kelly, a former winner of "America's Most Talented Kids"
*Kimberly Kerbow, a single mom who promised to buy Simon Cowell Rogaine if he ever started losing hair
*Danelle Hayes, who runs a karaoke night
*Mark Labriola, who was on the run with his mom as a kid
Get a full recap of the show by visiting our "American Idol" blog. Weigh in: How did Denver compare to the other audition episodes?