American Idol auditions held in Oklahoma City

A crowd of about 10,000 people gathered at the Chesapeake Arena in downtown Oklahoma City Friday to audition for American Idol. Below is a collection of photos, videos, tweets and Facebook posts from or about the auditions.

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  1. We're ending our live updates of the American Idol auditions in Oklahoma City with a final quote from Ryan Seacrest. Thanks for sticking with NewsOK for coverage of the event.
  2. “I know the spirit of this city,” Seacrest said.“This is an incredible crowd that's packed the streets this morning so hopefully we'll see somebody great and take them back with us to Hollywood.”
  3. Who made it to the next round? Looks like we'll be seeing these contestants in the near future.
  4. Congrats to my cousin,Christy Jo, for making it to American Idol. She received her golden ticket today! Good luck, Christy!
  5. Congratulations to Brittany Brandt, who made it through to the next round at American Idol auditions!!! Woo!! Go, Brittany! :D I'll be praying for you, Britt!
  6. My niece Brittany just got her golden ticket from American Idol!!!!!!! She's one of the 30 people chosen out of 10,000 !!!!! I am so proud of her, she's amazing.
  7. Guess who made it through the first round of American Idol? :-)
  8. Congrats 2 our granddaughter Jesse, she made it through the first round audition for American idol.
  9. Congat's to my cousin's daughter...Katie Sherwood!!! She made it through the first round of auditions for next seasons American Idol!! Way to go Katie!!! We're rooting for you!!!
  10. Thousands showed up to audition Friday, but not everyone can move on in the competition. See posts below from people who gave it their all.
  11. American Idol updates!!!! Said I was good, but was not ready. Next year :) thanks for the support everyone!
  12. The good news: I made it past the first round of American Idol auditions!! The bad news... I didn't make it past the second round to meet the judges. They told me they liked my voice though! But that I wasn't what they were looking for for season 12. :/ Not going to let it get to me though. I'll never give up <3
  13. So, American Idol was a no-go for me. But, I still have The Voice auditions next weekend!
  14. So... I didn't make it but that's okay. I didn't cry and I enjoyed the experience. Sad thing though, I went to the American Idol auditions and all I got was a lousy broken ankle. I did get interviewed about my experience and got to sing on camera though. :)
  15. Photo gallery: Ryan Seacrest at the American Idol auditions at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City Friday. Photos By David McDaniel
  16. A look inside the arena.
  17. Some contestants drove several hours to Oklahoma City to try out for the show Friday.
  18. While waiting for their time to shine, some contestants logged on to social media sites to talk about the auditions and wish others luck.