The 12th season of American Idol premiered on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The New York City auditions were on that night, and the show visited Chicago on the 17th.
On January 23, 2013, the auditions moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. I will embed Ashley Smith’s Charlotte YouTube audition video as soon as it is available. That could take a little time.
Ashley Smith’s Audition:
Ashley Smith is eating a sandwich in the waiting room. She is 22 years old. Smith is very social and seems to like talking to a lot of people. She says she likes to have people look at her.
Ashley sings Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Cassanova.” She can kind of sing. It’s a bit overdramatic in several spots. There probably really isn’t enough phrasing to keep people from getting bored.
It seems like the judges are really overpraising this for some reason.
Predictions For Ashley:
This singer was just okay. She didn’t live up to the overpraise heaped on by the judges. She is not on the rumored list of Top 20 girls.
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