Tony Allen, Savannah native and front man for the punk rock band Dead Stays Alive, comes with all the accoutrements of a rock star: blue hair, studded and outrageous jewelry, tats, an entourage, and a killer voice that shakes whatever space, no matter the size, in which he wields a microphone. However, Google his name and more photos of Lindsay Lohan pop up than mention of his music, which, despite not being Jack Johnson catchy, has a decent fan base and, more importantly, is constantly evolving and improving.
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Savannah has Idol Fever this week! On Wednesday, the cast and crew of American Idol arrived at the Hyatt on River Street to hold auditions for the 11th season of the Fox show. Our own Heather Myrick was there as Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Ryan Seacrest discussed their experience in Savannah. Check out our exclusive video below.
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Savannah has Idol fever, and I’m no exception! Yesterday I spent an exciting afternoon at the The Hyatt on River Street witnessing firsthand the awe-inspiring phenomenon that is American Idol. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were close enough for me to touch while they praised Savannah and the crop of talent who came before them during the day’s auditions. According to Tyler, eight of 18 contestants earned a golden ticket to Hollywood, and Jackson declared that Savannah “arrived today with amazing talent.” Despite my reluctance to belt out “Janie’s Got a Gun” for the panel of superstars, I was bubbling with enthusiasm as I listened to them rave about the charm, hospitality, and fabulous food of our beautiful city. Look for more details to come in South’s upcoming film issue and on South TV.
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