Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Idol’ Season 11 Day 1 In St. Louis [VIDEO]

June 29, 2011 9:09 am

Only one month after America crowned Scotty McCreery its Season 10 ‘Idol’, the search has begun for the next American Idol! The first day of auditions officially kicked off yesterday in St. Louis, and even though Missouri was hammered with weekend storms over 10,000 people turned out filling the streets in front of The Gateway Arch!

Ryan even filmed the grand kick off with his hand held camera. Next stop is Portland!

Ryan also discusses the new audition process in which contestants are selected! Ryan reveals, “First, the contestants come in and sing in front of a group of producers, and if they make it through “The Producers Round” then they get to sing in front of our judges who come back to the city after only a couple of weeks. So for ‘Round 1′ we go through, and for ‘Round 2′ the judges come back through, and hopefully find some great talent to give that golden ticket to send to Hollywood!” Listen to the full audio for all the new details on the upcoming season of American Idol!