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American Idol Auditions in Orlando

American Idol contestant John Williams of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, rehearses in the parking lot before sunrise during the start of Season 9 auditions for the television show, at Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla, Thursday, July 9, 2009. Thousands filled the arena to audition and for the chance to advance on to the celebrity judges round.JOE BURBANK, ORLANDO SENTINEL