American Idol registration opens Sunday

New Orleans, La.- Registration is open for American Idol hopefuls around the clock until Tuesday.

Thousands showed up at the New Orleans Arena early Sunday morning to get their American Idol wristbands for Tuesday's auditions.

"This is where it all begins," said Patrick Lynn, American Idol producer.

American Idol officials say Tuesday's auditions will be in front of producers only.

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