Local teens try out for American Idol singing talent competition
Two 16-year-olds from Pine River traveled to Chicago this month to audition for the 12th season of American Idol.
Unfortunately, neither made it to callbacks, but both gained insight into the popular singing talent competition.
Kayla Adkins and Ryan Sweeney, high school juniors, auditioned July 12 at the United Center with thousands of other hopefuls age 15-28.
The Chicago Tribune estimated the crowd gathered at around 9,000.
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