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'American Idol' Atlanta Auditions: A Phillip Phillips Wannabe and Divas With Big Voices

January 24, 2014 (7:15 am) GMT
A man who shares the same name with Chris Medina from season 10 and Sam Burchfield who dresses like season 11's winner Phillip are among the guys who play guitar in the auditions.
'American Idol' Atlanta Auditions: A Phillip Phillips Wannabe and Divas With Big Voices

"" moved on to Atlanta in the January 23 episode of season 13. Forty-four singers from the city went to Hollywood, including Sam Burchfield who brought some fun to the show. Dressing in full attire, he sang a playful version of "I Wanna Be Like You" from "The Jungle Book" while playing a guitar. He earned "yes" from and though disagreed with his fellow judges.

Chris Medina (not the one from season 10) brought a dog to the audition and Harry was immediately smitten with the pet. He also played a guitar and all three judges loved his cover of 's "Chasing Pavements". "I believed you. I believe that I have a wet spot on my pants," Harry said as the dog made a mess on his lap.

Some girls with powerful voices also showed strong competition on the show. Nurse technician Kristen O'Connor, "Idol" fan Emily Piriz, and Nica Nashae who sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" earned Golden Tickets.

Neco Starr was another potential star on the show after captivating the judges with his rendition of Adele's "Someone Like You". He and Caleb Johnson were among returning contestants who made it to Hollywood once again.

Jessica Meuse, a girl with pink streak hair who sang an original song, was also advancing. Last but not least, there was Bria Anai who closed out the episode with a rendition of Adele's "One and Only". The 15-year-old was sent to Hollywood as well.

Next week, "American Idol" will return with the last parts of auditions in Salt Lake City, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska.

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