Most "American Idol" fans considered this week's audition shows -- Chicago and Orlando -- a little underwhelming.
Chicago yielded 13 Hollywood-bound contestants, while Orlando produced 31.
Next week, "Idol" features auditions in LA and Dallas. Until then, here's a roundup of the latest "Idol" news:
*Remember that montage of potty-mouthed auditioners on Tuesday's Chicago episode? Yeah, maybe that wasn't filmed in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune notes that those video clips featured palm trees -- plants scarce in the Midwestern state. So much for "reality" TV.
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*Fans learned that Keith Semple, a Chicago singer who got the OK for Hollywood, was later pulled from the competition because of problems with his visa. Semple, who was featured on a UK reality show, hails from Ireland.
*Speaking of problems, let's go back to Jarrod Norrell, the awful "Amazing Grace" singer who was escorted out of Orlando auditions by security officers and then handcuffed. TMZ reports Norrell was released after the cameras stopped rolling.
*Now, your obligatory "Pants on the Ground" news: General Larry Platt, who wrote and performed the song, is trying to hire an attorney to help him cash in on the tune's royalties, according to TMZ. He reportedly never copyrighted the song.
*Next week's schedule: Tuesday, "Idol" features LA auditions with guest judges Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne. The one-hour show airs 8 p.m. on Fox.
Don't worry, according to the Fox schedule, the State of the Union address won't cancel Wednesday's "Idol." It airs 8-9 p.m. and features Dallas auditions with guest judges Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas. The State of the Union address starts at 9 p.m.
Learn more about the competition by visiting our "American Idol" blog. Also, make sure to watch reporter Sonya Sorich's video recaps of the shows.