We get auditions in Hollywood on tonight's American Idol. In Tinseltown, the field of 300-plus singers will be whittled to 60 semifinalists. That group will then head to Las Vegas to audition with Beatles songs on the Cirque du Soleil stage, knocking the hopefuls down to the Top 40.


Purple Suit Guy. American Idol is full of shocking surprises, like learning that despite auditioning in a purple body suit, you're still not making it to Hollywood.

Molly DeWolf Swenson. Randy Jackson loves American Idol fans, but can you blame him if every now and then he feels the urge to smack one of 'em in the face? After Harvard golden girl, Molly DeWolf Swenson, reminded Randy about his misplaced high-five, he apologized profusely.

Matthew Scott Frankel Productions. Not only is Matt the CEO, he's also a recording artist. But what we're really waiting for is the clothing line.

Courtney Penry can sing. But just in case we didn't already think Penry, who is openly obsessed with Ryan Seacrest, is crazy, she did the Chicken Dance.

Cooper Robinson's audition is many things -- a disturbing tribute to James Brown, an attempt at fleeting viral-video fame, or perhaps just a deafening cry for help.

Source: TvSquad.com

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