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'American Idol' recap: San Antonio, Long Beach steam it up
The "American Idol" audition tour made two stops and explored various modes of transportation Wednesday night. In San Antonio, singers chugged into an old train depot — Sunset Station — to perform for the judges, allowing Ryan Seacrest to intone about contestants going "off the rails." And in the two-hour show's second half, hopefuls in Long Beach tried to stay afloat aboard the Queen Mary, an Art Deco ocean liner turned hotel. Embracing the theme, one cute contestant cheekily even showed up in nautical attire.
By Amy Reiter
January 31, 2013