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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Each year thousands of aspiring singers to try their luck at
super-stardom by auditioning for "American Idol". This year several
local musicians joined those ranks.
"It just seems really surreal
to me. I woke up this morning, and I was like 'Oh, so that was all a
dream? Oh wait, no it's not.' So I check my phone and I'm like, 'Oh no
it's not,'" said Megan Miller, an Ethel native and former Miss Greater
Miller says she tried out on a whim. She says she
wasn't even really familiar with the show. On the day of her audition,
she showed up on crutches after being injured in a car wreck, and still
managed to wow judges and win a golden ticket to Hollywood.
expression and their kind words whenever I sang...it's just so amazing
to just see myself and, in the future, be able to show my kids I sang
for four mega superstars and they loved me," said Miller.
Rouge firefighter Dustin Watts, who just tapped into his vocal talent a
few years ago, won his way into the judges hearts too and a trip to
"Two years ago, the last person I ever thought I'd be
singing in front of would be Keith Urban," said Watts. "I randomly
decided to go audition for American Idol. I was kind of star-struck at
first when I got in front of them, but they were real personable people
and they made you feel comfortable and evidential they liked what I
Watts says since the show aired last night, he's already
being recognized around town. For a guy who did not plan on pursuing a
music career until recently, he has some words of wisdom for anyone else
who is unsure about following their dream.
"You have nothing to
lose. I mean you never know what can happen unless you just take that
chance. That's kind of where I am right now. You know, I took a chance.
You really never know what's going to happen," said Watts.