American Idol is Coming ... And It Could Get CRAZY.

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In Birmingham, American Idol auditions drew 10,000 people, so you might want to avoid the area around FedExForum this weekend. Unless you like the idea of hearing 10,000 people practice their oh-so-unique versions of "I Will Always Love You."

The AI Website's helpful hints for contestants coming to Memphis are also amusing. A sample: Apparently, [Memphis] is the primary FedEx distribution center, but lucky for you they fly passengers in and out as well. Amtrak is another option, with stops all along the Mississippi. If you're getting there by car, here are a few things you might need to know about getting around Memphis: I-40 is a good route into town. Take I-240 to complete the sojourn into downtown Memphis. Parking is basically free everywhere but downtown. When downtown, the "Parking is Fun" garage comes highly recommended ...

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