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Utahns getting wristbands for ‘Idol' auditions

Utahns getting wristbands for ‘Idol' auditions

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Thousands of hopefuls are getting their wristbands today for a shot at trying out for "American Idol" tomorrow in Salt Lake City.

But if you think you've got what it takes to be the next American Idol, we hate to break it to you: singing is hard work. Stand up straight, breathe and don't forget you've only got 10 seconds to wow them.

"No regrets. Give them everything you've got," said Draper vocal coach Johnny Ahn.

Ahn says even if he doesn't get his big break this time, he's looking at it as experience and opportunity. "The producers might look at an individual auditioning as maybe a great singer, but [are asking themselves], ‘Are you going to make us money?' Or, ‘Have we already had enough people that kind of looked like you or your style?'" he said.

Who knows, maybe Ahn is the one who will make it to the finals this year.

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