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Behind the Scenes of American Idol: Oklahoma City
American Idol comes to Oklahoma City for the first time since the show's been on the air.
The first round of auditions were held at the Chesapeake Arena in July.
Those who made it through were invited back for Round Two at the Devon Boathouse. This time, the judges were there too.
Nikki Minaj, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey got to hear our Oklahoma singers first hand and decide who's going to Hollywood and who's not.
Jacob Abello from Norman got a golden ticket.
"Four yeses. I didn't think I did my best either but they said some very nice things", Abello says.
Josh Woods of Sapulpa got some bad news from the panel.
"They said I needed more control. I have the passion, I'm just not ready yet," said a disappointed Woods.
Anthony Foster the Second from Oklahoma City has auditioned in front of the judges before but got cut early in the season then. He gets another yes.
"This is just one major step toward it. Nikki said I was the best guy she heard all day. I almost fainted on the spot," Foster says.
The excitement continues Wednesday and Thursday nights on Fox 25.
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013, 10:26 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Man: Daughter killed in tornado was 'special baby'
May 22, 2013 22:52 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma man whose daughter was killed when a tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore says she was his "special baby" who made friends with everyone she met.
Joshua Hornsby's 9-year-old daughter JaNae was among seven children killed when the tornado hit the school Monday afternoon. Officials say 10 children in all were among the 24 people killed in the storm.
Hornsby says he drove to the school after hearing a tornado was headed that way but arrived 10 minutes after it struck. He says he also lost his home.
State officials say the damage estimate from the twister that's been rated an EF5 by the National Weather Service could exceed $2 billion.
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