‘American Idol’ Kicks Off Another Season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A female linebacker named Temptress, a man willing to wax off all his body hair on the spot and a woman who recorded an album when she was four – these are among the people who hope to become the next “American Idol.”

The first round of auditions for the seventh season of the show began in Philadelphia. Joey Catalano, a man who lost 204 pounds, was the first one to audition. He was put through to the Hollywood round.

They also liked the woman who recorded the album at age four.

Others didn’t fare so well. The judges didn’t let the body-wax man sing more than two words before rejecting him, and Temptress the linebacker left in tears. They also kicked out the guy who sang a love song to judge Paula Abdul about how he’d like to stalk her.