Check out our slideshow of all the American Idol Season 11 hopefuls.
Rocks Off was on the ground at Reliant Stadium well before 5 a.m. this morning to scope out the crowd that had amassed to try out for a spot on American Idol. We have to admit, we got chills when we heard Ryan Seacrest say "This is Houston, and this...is American Idol."
Our Allison Wagoner will have a full report from Reliant shortly. Until then, here's a few of our favorite hopefuls from this morning as shot by videographer Courtney Riedmann.
Opera singer and Arizona State student Kenzy Stuart, 19.
Megan Schlafer, 23, of Sugar Land gave us something to talk about.
Sierra Townsend, 15, came all the way from Dallas to audition.
We were stoked to hear the country warblings of Lufkin's Goth cowboy Bryan Thorson.
We don't know who this guy is or where he came from, but he was pretty amazing.
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Ava Julian, 20, came from Abbeville, Louisiana for her audition.