A few days ago, I had a chance to interview Paige DeChausse, who competed on American Idol this season, and advanced to the Hollywood Round.
Paige is from Morris, Illinois -- one of the many towns where I work these days -- and it was fun to get some behind the scenes scoop from someone who has actually been through at least the initial round.
While she didn't advance past round two, Paige is determined to take another stab at it in the future, spending her time between now and then singing with her blues bands (J.P. and the Cats, and Chicago Blues Angels).
You can hear the interview, which aired earlier this month on 107.1 FM, WSPY in Plano (there's town number two), by clicking here for part one, and here for part two.
...her American Idol audition
Performing at Miss Kitties saloon in Naperville, IL
singing with Chicago Blues Angels in St. Charles, IL