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Can you believe we’re already into week three of the auditions. January just flew by so fast. Pretty soon, we’ll be crowning the winner of the 12th season of American Idol.

On Wednesday night’s episode, the happy foursome were in San Antonio and Long Beach. I’m so glad they split the two-hour episode between two auditions cities. I really enjoyed last Thursday’s night fast-paced one hour show. When producers only have a limited time to air auditions, they tend to show the more memorable ones and less of the jokers looking for their fifteen two minutes of fame. In addition, Nigel focuses less on the judges and more on the talent.

With that being said, there was a bit of judging drama. Mariah was late arriving on set in Long Beach due to LA traffic, while Nicki was MIA for a good portion of the day due to a prior engagement with the American Music Awards. Depending on how you see it, folks in some instances were lucky to only audition for Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. Check out a few people who stood out during the San Antonio and Long Beach stops below.

check out my favorite performances after the jump

Meet “The Glee Project” Cast

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Take a good look at these kids, because one of them will be appearing on Glee’s third season. In a new reality competition, “The Glee Project” on Oxygen, 12 contenders will compete against each other to win a coveted seven-episode guest starring role on the next season of “Glee”. Oxygen unveiled the talented six boys and six girls hoping to join the likes of Rachel, Quinn, Finn, Puck and company in the hallowed halls of McKinley High.

Starting Sunday, June 12 on “The Glee Project“, these performers from professional and amateur backgrounds will participate in intensive rounds of singing, dancing and acting workshops, called homework assignments. The 10 episode series will feature a trio of mentors who will work with each of the kids in various skills. “Glee” casting director, Robert Ulrich, will work with the contenders on their acting, while Zach Woodlee and Nikki Anders help them with dancing and vocals respectively. “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy will join Ulrich and Woodlee for the final deliberations of each episode.

Oxygen revealed that a group of “Glee” series regulars will appear as guest mentors in each episode. During the premiere, fan favorite Darren Criss (Blaine) will be the first to appear as a guest mentor. Ryan Murphy has revealed that if a guy is chosen, the role will likely be a love interest for diva character Mercedes (Amber Riley). It’s about time Mercedes got her groove back. Check out the Gleeks vying for a breakout role below.

meet the cast after the jump

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