American Idol (FOX, CR: Michael Becker)

Salt Lake City has never really been considered a hotbed of talent, but maybe that’s because sometimes ignorance rules the day. The American Idol judges had only praise for the singers who auditioned during the show’s stop in the area.

“Yeah, I like performing anywhere, and I’ve always found that the people in Salt Lake were extremely hospitable, very welcoming, and then it just boils down to how good our show is at that point,” says Harry Connick Jr., who marks his first year as a judge on American Idol. “But the people, generally, have always been super nice, so, it’s a great place for us to visit.

To hear the American Idol judges talk about the talent in Salt Lake City, click on the media bar below:

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A new episode of American Idol airs tonight on FOX (8 pm et/pt)

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posted by Greg Srisavasdi