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Dispatches From the ‘American Idol’ Auditions Vol. II: Sha La La La, I'm In Love With a Jersey Girl

Intern Mike Singer was good enough to console a trio of “bummin’” Jersey girls who felt they’d been treated badly by the judges following their song and dance routine. The judges appeared “tired” and “disinterested” and didn’t give them a fair shake, said the girls. They weren’t shy about how they felt, and they’re not alone.

“Nobody’s self-conscious out here,” says Intern Mike.

He also says he saw a woman in full-on flapper gear. Might that enliven the weary judges?