Photos by John Carmody and Bob Steckmest // Fall 2014

Yes, that was an “American Idol” bus parked in the middle of the campus in July.

More than 500 hopefuls queued up outside Swinney Rec to audition for the nationally televised singing competition. A producer with a bullhorn encouraged cheering and waving as the cameras rolled.

UMKC student Vincent Edwards, who performed “Johnny and Donna” for his audition, was tapped to move on to the next stage of the competition.

“I feel electrified!” he said.


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