'American Idol' auditions come to Chicago

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The line stretched around McCormick Place on Sept. 11, 2017 for the "American Idol" auditions. (WLS)

'American Idol' auditions were held Monday at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Ryan chatted with singers and songwriters in line at McCormick Place about why they have what it takes to become the next "American Idol."
Val tests Ryan, Ji and Haley Reinhart on their knowledge of all things "American Idol."

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How well would you do at "American Idol" trivia?

We got the inside scoop on the audition process from "American Idol" Senior Supervising Producer Patrick Lynn. He has worked on 'Idol' since the first season.
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Patrick Lynn, senior supervising producer of "American Idol," gave us the inside scoop on auditions.


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"American Idol" finalist Haley Reinhart performed Sept. 11, 2017 at McCormick Place during the "Idol" auditions.

Haley, her mom Patti and her dad Harry sing "The Letter," a single from Haley soon-to-be-released album, ""What's That Sound?"

For more about Haley Reinhart and her upcoming tour dates, visit: haleyreinhart.com
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