Auditions for the 10th season of ``American Idol'' are kicking off in Nashville as wannabe contestants prepare for a show without judge Simon Cowell. People began lining up for wristbands outside this
morning. By 9 a.m. there were upward of 10,000 people waiting in the nearly 90-degree heat.
Contestants are mixed on Cowell's departure. Some are relieved they won't have to face him; others wish they could get his critique.
Wristbands will be handed out today and Friday, with auditions beginning Saturday.