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Thousands brave bad weather in Mass. for ‘American Idol’ auditions

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Yes, they were singing in the rain.

Thousands of “American Idol” hopefuls braved showers and unseasonable cold winds Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with hopes of becoming the show’s next star.

The Season Nine kickoff auditions managed to attract around 7,000 contestants from the East Coast.

Some showed up around 3 a.m. Sunday for a place in line.

Host Ryan Seacrest said the bad weather may have been a plus for contestants since it likely reduced competition.

The next “American Idol” auditions are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlanta.

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