We weren't expecting too many people to be there. Idaho Falls is not a huge city, and the auditions were only announced a couple days before, so I didn't think that many people would even know about it. Not the case. We got there and there was a huge line already. We showed up at 9, and didn't get through the auditions until about 2. The audition format was weird. It was outside and they had groups on both sides of the tour bus. They brought us up in groups of 4 and we each stepped forward and sang one verse of our song, then stepped back. Jill and I were in the same group with 2 other girls. One girl was pretty awful. And the other girl was superrrrrr annoying. She dressed up in a hula shirt with a bow-tie and huge glasses and flip-flops with socks. She sang a showtune and was super dramatic. The judges apparently liked it, because they had her sing another song and she sang normal this time. She was actually pretty good, and she moved on to the next round. To the other 3 of us they said, "There's some great voices in this group, but we can't take everyone, so takes for trying out, and please come back next year."
Obviously, we were a little disappointed, but it was so cool to have the experience. And every time I sing in front of a bunch of people like that, it gets easier and easier. I get a little less nervous each time.