Here's what I believe happened in the homes of many of the American Idol wannabes, right before they left for the venue:
This is it! Time to go!
AUDITIONERFRIENDOne thing, and don't take this the wrong way... but what if they don't like you?AUDITIONEROh, they're gonna like me.FRIENDI know that! But weird things happen on that show. What if they don't like you? Won't you look stupid?AUDITIONERDon't worry, I'm way ahead of you. If they badmouth me and don't put me through to Hollywood, I have a plan. I thought about it for a long time, and I finally came up with the perfect thing to say. Ready?FRIENDHit me.AUDITIONERAs I walk out, I'm gonna yell over my shoulder, "Randy, Paula and Simon can kiss my ass!"FRIENDOooooh!! I like it!AUDITIONERI know! The audience is gonna totally be, like, "Oh, SNAP!" They can take away my dream, but I will walk out of there with my dignity!