“THIS ….. IS AMERICAN IDOL!”

Don’t know if anyone is really going to hear that refrain on Thursday morning at 5 a.m. at AT&T Park in San Francisco, but at the very least they will probably be closer to that instant fame of AI than they ever will be the rest of their life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gr1TMguyk8

That’s when auditions will commence for Season No. 10 and the search for that landmark 10th Idol winner will embark in the Bay Area.

So far we have had two local entrants submit clips of their efforts that judges will see on Thursday and you can watch here now.

If you plan to attend the auditions and you have an MP3 or YouTube link to a clip of your talent please e-mail it to bill.pinella@pressdemocrat.com and we’ll add it to this post.

Listen to an audio clip of Midori Longo, a senior at Santa Rosa High.