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'American Idol' recap: St. Louis auditions

'American Idol' recap: St. Louis auditions

The episode opened with one of the biggest stars to come out of American Idol: Carrie Underwood. Carrie documented her journey to her audition in St. Louis—and guess where tonight's audition city is?

THIS! Is St. Louis!

The city that introduced us to Carrie Underwood produced two awesome singers who bookended the episode: Johnny Keyser and Lauren Gray. But first, let's hand out awards...

Best Support: The staff of the hotel where the auditions were held. A number of them came to see the audition of hotel auditor Mark Ingram, who delivered an off-key version of one of my favorite songs, Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed." They clapped and smiled...