June 20, 2014 Alicia Turner
June 20, 2014
If you heard singing in downtown Tallahassee chances are you aren't alone. More than 1,000 people came out to try and become the next American Idol
The American Idol bus tour made its final stop on the East Coast in Tallahassee Sunday morning.
Thousands of people were lined up some say they were there as early as 1:30am
We caught up with 2 people that say they can’t believe what has happened as they walk out with 2 of the first golden ticket, and they're both from Tallahassee
Darrington Ferguson describes this as the best day of his life.
"I’m just eternally grateful, for the golden ticket that I received, and I feel great,” Ferguson said.
Jamarveous Highman said he just couldn’t contain himself.
"I nearly wanted to faint. It was just like all of the excitement that you can contain at one moment in one vessel getting ready to explode over,” said Highman
While the smiles were plenty, some people like Marquesha Dubose, left with only hope for next time.
"He said I sang really good but my problem was I didn’t show enough enthusiasm, when I got up there it was like I was scared an nervous."
Being told no is hard, but making it isn’t much easier
Robert Watson of Camilla, Georgia says he just wants to make sure he can give back.
"Music for me is a cool thing because I want to try to give back, for me music moves me and it touches me and I want to be able to do that for other people," Watson said.
No word yet on how many people from Sunday’s audition made it, or a final count on how many people were there.