In its stop in Aspen, "American Idol" saw another "silly" audition. Introduced as the last contestant in the Wednesday, January 25 episode, "professional air guitarist" Magic Cyclops showed up in an American-flag T-shirt and spoke in a faux-British accent.
Magic annoyed Randy Jackson after refusing to mention his age. The rocker wanna-be sang Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" and Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville", but neither of them sounded good. Randy already left his seat before giving his vote on the performance, but Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez made it clear that Magic had no chance to go to the next round.
Meanwhile, Jenni Schick who admitted to having a crush on Steven was lucky to get a Golden Ticket and a kiss from Steven. After delivering a cover of Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker" which earned her "yes" from the judges, the elementary school teacher was allowed to kiss the Aerosmith frontman on the lips before leaving the room.
Another "Idol" hopeful who made a good impression was Angie Zeiderman. Dressing in a floral-print minidress, she got approval from Randy after performing her second song, Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou".
Shelby Tweten, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, got a "big, huge yes" from Randy after singing Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home", which brought a tear to J.Lo's eyes. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Jairon Jackson impressed the judges with original song "So Hard".
A total of 31 singers went through to Hollywood from the Aspen auditions. Other talents found in the city were Haley Smith, Curtis Gray, Richie Law, Devan Jones and Mathenee Reco.