Helllllo Louisville! Things kick off with Tiffany Shedd, who comes to the auditions with a glowing endorsement from her parents.
She approaches the judges sporting a short dress, purple eyeshadow and some seriously bleached hair.
She says if she doesn't make AI, she's going to college.
It takes mere seconds to realize she's headed to higher education. She warbles through a version of "Hero," gets a four-no and leaves the audition in denial. Mom and Dad continue to sing her praises, though.
OK, here's someone worth a little more attention: It's Joanna Pacitti. Seacrest gives his usual blurb, but here's what you didn't hear on TV.
At 11, she was cast for a Broadway performance of "Annie," but later got sick with bronchitis. She returned to work to learn she'd been fired and the firing made national news. Later, she pursued a major music career and later had a song covered by Britney Spears.
Get the full story here.
She pulls out a rendition of "We Belong to the Night," which is predictably good, but maybe a little over-the-top.
Naturally, she still gets a four-way yes.