Everybody wants to be a star in Minnesota, apparently.
“American Idol” is holding auditions at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis today. And while the show’s ratings have been declining for several years, look at the number of people who showed up in this video posted by Ben Garvin at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
People were not allowed to camp out overnight to be the first to get wristbands and their shot at fame.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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