Charlotte auditions: Got what it takes to be the next ‘American Idol?’

CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOC) — Thousands of hopeful contestants are expected to sing their hearts out in front of “American Idol” judges Friday in uptown Charlotte.

Before the sun was even up over the Queen City, Channel 9 crews watched as hundreds of people lined up for auditions. By 8 a.m., officials estimated roughly 2,000 people were already in line.

Contestant Joshua Doyle didn’t make it to the next round, but he told Channel 9, “I got done what I needed to get done, I proved myself. That’s all I needed to do.”

Dylan Laney, a contestant from Pageland, was in line for several hours before he made it to the winner’s circle. “Hopefully, I can surprise a bunch of people with good news,” said Laney.

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