"My freshman year of college I actually got to meet Rihanna, I stood outside of her tour bus and I started singing. Literally like 5, 10 seconds later, her camera people came out and started recording us and I actually got to be in a clip of one of her music videos. Yeah. So I feel like this is what I'm supposed to do."
Other participants made the decision to audition a bit closer to the last minute. "Actually I wasn't going to come this morning, my boyfriend was like just do it, just suck it up, just try. Singing is your passion, just do it. I think you'll make it. So I was like I don't know but I guess I'll give it a shot, so he dropped me off, basically he pushed me out of the car, he was like you're doing it," said Sydney Krych.