Something Pitchy: 'American Idol' Saves Best for Last With San Francisco Auditions
by Hilary Rothing, posted Feb 10th 2011 6:00PM
Leave it to those crafty producers to leave one of the best audition episodes of the season 'till the very end. San Francisco was bursting with potential finalists, including automobile accident survivor Stefano Langone, Colombian refugee Julie Zorrilla and Asperger's/Tourette sufferer James Durbin. OK, so maybe this line-up sounds more like an episode of 'Dateline' than 'American Idol,' but all three of these contestants backed-up their sob stories with solid performances. Myself, Rickey Yaneza of Rickey.org and MJ Santilli of MJ's Big Blog reflect on all San Francisco had to offer (including the Autobot!) in this episode of 'Something Pitchy.'