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Milwaukee Auditions Highlighted on "American Idol"


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Some of the best and worst of Wisconsin’s singing talent was featured on national TV Wednesday night.

Highlights of “American Idol’s” Milwaukee auditions were shown during a two-hour broadcast on Fox.

10,000 people auditioned at the Bradley Center last July. And 110 were chosen for the televised round of auditions from the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Viewers saw a stormy Lake Michigan in the background as judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler decided which singers were good enough to make the next round in Hollywood.

53 people received the “golden tickets.” Lopez especially liked Naima Adedapo of Milwaukee. She sang “For All We Know” by Donny Hathaway – and Lopez called it one of the best she’s seen.

Steve Beghun of Milwaukee was first accountant to make it to Hollywood. Tyler called him “disturbingly great.”

But Nathaniel Jones of Mount Zion was not as fortunate. He was rejected after singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in an out of tune falsetto.

Megan Frazier of Green Bay led those waiting to audition in a chant of “Go Pack Go” – but unlike the Packers, Frazier’s chances of winning it all were snuffed out.