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‘American Idol’ lands in San Diego for the last time

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Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) (/ The Associated Press)

Over the years, ‘American Idol’ auditions in San Diego have proven quite fruitful for the show, producing superstars Adam Lambert and Jessica Sanchez.

Lambert, who attended Mount Carmel High School in Rancho Peñasquitos, won Season 8 in 2009, and Sanchez, who went to Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, was the runner-up three years ago.

The tryouts for the 15th and final season of the Fox singing competition took place Monday at the Waterfront Park outside the County Administration Center, attracting only 1,500 aspiring singers (compared to over 12,000 in 2007).

‘American Idol’ tryouts at Waterfront Park

It’s almost time for American Idol tryouts at Waterfront Park in San Diego. Show us your talent America! #goSanDiego pic.twitter.com/pTjflQaqKH - Dave Roberts (@DaveRobertsSD) June 22, 2015

 

Currently, ‘American Idol’ has two audition buses traveling to various cities and more formal auditions are scheduled next month at arenas in Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco (among others).

That being said, looks like San Diegan Juan Marquez already got his ticket to Hollywood after posting the following to Twitter:

‘American Idol’ in San Diego: Juan Marquez

HOLLYWOOD BABY! Woot woot! #AmericanIdol #sandiego pic.twitter.com/Lvk6WWS0gp - TPS (@_therealtps) June 22, 2015

 

Good luck, Juan!

Source: DiscoverSD