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Southern charm certainly abounded in Charlotte for last night’s American Idol auditions, but what can we expect from tonight’s show as the crew heads to Baton Rouge? If the previews and photos on americanidol.com are any indication, we are in for a wild ride in the city known as “The Red Stick”. It may not be “The Big Easy,” but this city still knows how to bring it.

Thus far, the show has managed to stay away from too many gimmicks and silly costumes, so let’s hope they keep that streak alive in a city where things will surely be colorful.

If Burnell Taylor’s spirited take on “I’m Here” from The Color Purple is something the viewers can expect, it’s going to be an amazing night. Is it just us -- or did resident softy judge Keith Urban even shed a tear? And then there was a soft spoken man who caught the judging panel off guard with an impressive rendition of Garth Brooks’ “She’s Every Woman”.

Come back and watch with us at 8/7c as we live blog the show that’s taking place in Randy “The Dawg” Jackson’s home state of Louisiana! Will they walk softly and carry a big red stick, or will they hit those judges with the force of the Mighty Mississippi? Only time will tell!

Join us for our live American Idol 2013 coverage right here at 8PM ET and watch the auditions with us!

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