While the opening night of American Idol was dominated by Katrina Darrell and her bikini, the second installment of season eight auditions revealed a few contenders.
Foremost among them? Lil Rounds, a singer Randy Jackson referred to as a mixture of Fantasia and Mary J. Blige. Wow. Should we just hand her the trophy right now?
Here's a look at the five contestants that impressed us the most last night:
- Ashley Anderson: From Clarksburg, NJ; sang “Footprints in the Sand “ by Leona Lewis
- Casey Carlson: From Minneapolis, MN; sang “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton
- Asa Barnes: From Kansas City, MO; sang “The Way You Make Me Feel” By Michael Jackson
- Von Smith: From Greenwood, MO sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
- Lil Rounds: From Memphis, TN; sang “All I Do” by Stevie Wonder
Von Smith, left, was all business last night; while bikini photos of contestant Casey Carlson have already surfaced online. Might one of these be the next American Idol?