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Puerto Rico to "Idol": No Gracias!

8/4/2008 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

American IdolWhat if you held "American Idol" auditions and no one showed up?! Not paging Nigel Lythgoe!

On Saturday, "A.I." held one of their typical open call auditions in San Juan, Puerto Rico and instead of the usual capacity crowds lined up practicing their awful renditions of tired Whitney Houston standards, according to El Nuevo Dia, only around 300 fools turned out. Ay dios mio! In contrast, last month 7,000 wannabe Taylor Hicks' camped out overnight at auditions held in Northern California.

In other words, don't expect to see a Spanish-language Carrie Underwood album anytime soon.



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Dawn Day    

I don't blame them for not showing up, they aren't Americans.

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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

EWW.. ...REMEMER YOU HAVE TO GO WHERE THERE'S TALENT...THANK GOD CERTAIN COUNTRIES ARE NOT U.S. TERRITORY..AT LEAST "NOT YET"... . M X C

2182 days ago
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sassy    

THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NOT PUERTO RICO ! DAMN!

USA! USA! PLEASE HELP US. WE NED HELP HERE TOO . NOT JUST THE OTHER COUNTRIES . WE NEED HELP!

ANGELINA'S KIDS ARE AMERICANS NOT FRENCH OR WHERE EVER SHE HAD THEM. HER 3 BIOLOGICAL KIDS ARE AMERICANS!!! SO IF YOU DON'T LIKE THAT ANGIE THEN STAY OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!

2182 days ago
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pimp    

Daisy Duke doesn't even her own country... Boricuas are Americans. Now count your blessing because caribean people are probably THE most musically gifted people in the world...now please keep your racist fat head burried in the ground.

2182 days ago
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What is Americans?    

Learn history girl, not only we are part of your country (USA), we are, as everybody in the Americas, americans! Go and learn the meaning of words!!! and please stop the appropiation of definitions. Carribean, Central America, SouthAmerica, we are AMERICANS!
Why people did not go to the auditions in Puerto Rico? simple, they have better things to do. We don't (puertoricans) "dream to become famous." By the way I am not a hater, Iike the show, but we have one version in Spanish that is more popular to us called "Objetivo Fama.", search this and you will know the reality before talking what you don't know!

2182 days ago
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sassy    

AMERICANS NEED YOUR HELP.
WE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME HERE !PLEASE HELP US. WE HAVE PARENTS KILLING KIDS WE HAVE MONEY PROBELMS WE HAVE PEOPLE GETTING FIRED FROM JOBS AND I CAN GO ON...........
THIS ISN'T RACIST YOU DUMB ASS. WE NEED HELP HERE ! SIMPLE AS THAT !

2182 days ago
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CoolGirl2008    

Let me get this straight: If 7,000 people show up, that's good. If 300 show up they're fools.

So those 300 people could have been OK with you if others would have showed up. Are you implying those 300 knew the other 6,700 people?

This was obviously written by some fat ex-jock who hates people.

Ta!

2182 days ago
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sassy    

I DONT CARE ABOUT HISTORY. I'M TALKING ABOUT NOW. AMERICA IS GOING DOWN REAL FAST . WE NEED HELP .
SIMPLE AS THAT .

PLEASE HELP US HERE . PEOPLE ARE ALSO DYING HERE . I DON'T NEED TO GO ON BECAUSE EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS WHATS GOING ON HERE. OUR GOVERNMENT IS KILLING US . WHATS THE WAR FOR?? I SUPPORT OUR TROOPS BUT NOT THE WAR. WE ARE LOOKING LIKE COMPLETE FOOLS RIGHT NOW !
SAVE AMERICA !
I'M NOT VOTING THIS YEAR BECAUSE THEY ALL LIE. THEY SAY THINGS THAT WE WANNA HEAR BUT THEY NEVER GO THROUGH WITH IT .
SO DO NOT VOTE!! IF YOU DO YOUR ONLY VOTING FOR LIARS!

2182 days ago
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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

EWWW....THANK GOD CERTAIN OTHER "MEDDLING" COUNTRIES ARE NOT PART OF THE U.S..

.AT LEAST "NOT YET".... CAN WE SAY..NO TALENT..... AGAIN I'D LIKE TO ADD EWWW...I WILL STOP WATCHING IF THAT EVER TAKES OVER..........

2182 days ago
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uh    

uhhhh Puerto Ricans ARE American citizens morons go read a book. and 2nd to the TMZ morons 300 is a lot for the island, the population there isnt high at all its an extremely small island, about the size of New York state. smh

2182 days ago
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sassy    

THEY HAVE LOTS OF TALENT BUT PLEASE DONT VOTE !!!

DO NOTTT VOTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

2182 days ago
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proud Puerto Rican    

It realy bothers me that in 2008 people don't know that Puerto Rico is part of the USA that we are born citizens we don't need a green card we can come and go as we please look up your history before you speak with such ignorance.

2182 days ago
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deathangelx    

Hey P.R is the smart ones becuz honesly we no how NOT to embarss ourselfs. Unlike u americans who u no u can't sing but u still want to becuz honeslty u just wanna be rich and famous. P.R. no that ther is way more to life then money and fame. Stupid daisy got it all wrong u ingorannt whore. One that note I have a song that all Puerto Ricans should no.... Que Bonito bandera que bonito bandera que bonito bandera la bandera Puerto Ricana........

2182 days ago
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Puertorrican Mami    

Most of the 300 people that showed up to the PR auditions were americans. Everyone in PR watches Objetivo Fama; American Idol is not really popular there. I don't even know why they held AI auditions there.

2182 days ago
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Puertorrican Mami    

Ideathangelx: It is "bandera puertorriqueña" not "bandera Puerto Ricana"

2182 days ago
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