I know, it seemed like just yesterday when Idol voters shocked the nation — the Idol viewing nation, at least — by chosing Kris Allen over Adam Lambert.
In truth, it was nearly a month ago, and Idol has moved on, already preparing for season nine.
Auditions for Idol began last week in Boston (Gillette Stadium, to be precise) and continue this week with a stop in Atlanta (Tuesday through Thursday). Go here for a schedule of other upcoming auditions. Idol has announced dates for the auditions in Chicago (June 20-22) and Dallas (June 24-26).
Meanwhile, here are photos from the Boston audtions, courtesy of The Associated Press.
Clearly, Vanessa Currier took the tips from season eight semifinalist Felicia Barton to heart — do anything to get the attention of the cameras, any cameras.
Clearly, Angela Crisci took the outcome too hard. Hey, Angela, at the tender age of 17, you’ve got plenty more years of Idol eligibility.
American Idol hopefuls react to the camera as they wait in line for auditions to begin at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday. American Idol kicked off Season Nine auditions in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)
American Idol hopeful Shannon Hodgdon, 20, of Bedford, N.H., waves to a television camera as she waits in line for auditions to begin. (AP Photo)
Idol hopeful Katelyn Streiber, 19, center, huddles with her sisters Stacey Descheneaux, 27, left, and Nicole Descheneaux, 23, right, all of Ellington, Conn., as they wait in line for auditions. (AP Photo)
Idol hopeful Rob Burnell, 16, of Readfield, Maine, center, receives a kiss from his mother Linda while waiting in line. (AP Photo)
Idol hopeful Vanessa Currier, 22, of Newton, N.H., frames her face with a mock television cut-out as she waits in line for the season nine auditions to begin. (AP Photo)
Angela Crisci, 17, of Newburgh, N.Y., wipes a tear as she texts her boyfriend that she was not selected to go onto the next round of the Idol auditions. (AP Photo)
Contestants, from left, Katie Diaz, of Lawrence, Mass., Brandon Clarke of Boston, Alexandra Ginsberg, of Boston, Meg Abraham, of San Francisco, and John Lowther, of Fredonia, N.Y., pose after registering for American Idol auditions at Gillette Stadium. (AP Photo)