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American Idol Tryouts 2008

American Idol Tryouts VIII at the Eastwood Mall sent winner Tara Elkins to a guaranteed audition with Idol producers in East Rutherford New Jersey.

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    Tara Elkins with TV-27's Dave Redig.
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    Finalist Jackie Popovec
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    Finalist Frankie B spreads the word before taking the stage
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    115 singers started the day in quest of just ONE spot in the auditions in New Jersey.
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    Trishna Helmick, an Idol audition "Final Twelve" veteran.
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    Judges included MIX 98.9's Steve Granato, Sarah Burgess, Rick Hern of the Hern Brothers Band and Sean Robinson from MyYTV
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    Krissy Taylor from 95.9 KISS-FM
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    Shooting Star Entertainment was on board for the 8th straight year to supply the background tracks.
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    A crowd of several hundred moved in and out of the prime seats throughout the day at the Eastwood Mall.
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    The littlest Idol fans
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    Sarah Burgess was an American Idol Top 24 finalist...but today she was one of our celebrity judges and took the stage to preview her new CD "One".
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    11 of the 12 semi-finalists. Bathroom break??