MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A long line of "American Idol" hopefuls snaked around the Bradley Center Wednesday morning where contestants waited for their slim shot at stardom.
Once inside, contestants will approach the judges in groups of four, then sing the song of their choice one by one. Producers will decide who returns for a second round of auditions later, which is front of executive producers.
The show's main judges -- who include Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres -- visit during a third round, which is expected in late August or September.
Host Ryan Seacrest tweets that he plans to be in Milwaukee Wednesday.
Milwaukee native and former "Idol" contestant Danny Gokey is expected at the auditions Wednesday.