American Idol Season 11: Watch All the Best Pittsburgh Auditions From January 19, 2012
American Idol Season 11 kicked off last night in Savannah, Georgia, and tonight the Idol train rolled into Pittsburgh. Savannah gave Pittsburgh a lot to live up to — hello, Phillip Phillips! — but the City of Champions came through with a fresh-faced crop of hopefuls. Watch the best auditions from the Pittsburgh auditions below.
Heejun Han shakes it out and surprises us with his smooth vocals.
Reed Grimm has been singing since he was 2 — and it shows.
Samantha Novacek has a planking sister and a sweet voice.
Street performer Creighton Fraker wows the judges with a song he wrote on the bus to PA.
Justin Bieber lookalike Eben Franckewitz impresses with “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
Cutie Travis Orlando, who has a tragic story of family struggles, returns after making it to Hollywood in Season 10.
Mobile DJ and wedding singer Erika Van Pelt has a smoky voice that got the judges’ attention.
Hallie Day blows the judges away with "I Will Survive."