Credit: Michael Becker/FOX ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: The Judges in Season 11, Episode 1: Savannah Auditions

Welcome to a special Sunday night, post-football edition of American Idol! Set to "Danger Zone" from Top Gun, the show opens as we see Ryan, Jen, Randy, and Steven standing on the deck of the historic USS Midway. That’s right — the San Diego auditions take place on an aircraft carrier. Should we expect a beach volleyball game later? Perhaps. At any rate, San Diego has a lot to live up to after the Pittsburgh and Savannah auditions earlier this week. Can Cali bring it? Here are our faves from American Idol’s turn in San Diego!

Adorable single mom Ashley Robles blows the judges away with “I Will Always Love You.”

Credit: You Tube Photo: Watch Ashley Robles Sing “I Will Always Love You” in the American Idol Season 11 San Diego Auditions on January 22, 2012

Jayrah Gibson has a smooth name and even an even smoother R&B voice.

Credit: You Tube Photo: Watch Jayrah Gibson Sing “Just Friends” in the American Idol Season 11 San Diego Auditions on January 22, 2012

American Idol or America’s Next Top Model? Aubrey Dieckmeyer isn’t sure which one she’s auditioning for, but she sails through to Hollywood.

Credit: You Tube Photo: America’s Next Top Model Wannabe Aubree Dieckmeyer Sings “Feeling Good” in the American Idol Season 11 San Diego Auditions on January 22, 2012

College student/frat boy Kyle Crews may not have the look, as the judges say, but he does have the sound.

Credit: You Tube Photo: Watch Frat Boy Kyle Crews Sing “Angel of Mine” in the American Idol Season 11 San Diego Auditions on January 22, 2012

Jane Carrey, who just happens to be Jim Carrey’s daughter, steps out from her dad’s shadow and gives ‘em something to talk about.

Credit: You Tube Photo: Watch Jim Carrey’s Daughter Jane Carrey Sing “Something to Talk About” in the American Idol Season 11 San Diego Auditions on January 22, 2012

Mechanic Jason Hamlin (you can call him “Wolf”) honors his late father with a turn on the “git-fiddle.”

Credit: You Tube Photo: Watch Jason “Wolf” Hamlin Kiss Ryan Seacrest and Sing “Midnight Special” in the American Idol Season 11 San Diego Auditions on January 22, 2012

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