Some contestants arrived to line up as early as 11p.m. last night, and it was those few that gained a bond that would last throughout the audition process,
The audition process began early for some, and at around 5 a.m, Fountain Square was filled with melodies. One voice could be heard a little louder than the others.
That was the voice of Colby Perry of Scottsville. He was one of the first contestants to arrive, lining up at 1 a.m.
It was that first group of arrivals that stuck together for the rest of the day, even when it came down to the final moments before they auditioned.
"Actually the first three lines were the people I'd been in line with all morning up front. We've been here, some since 11 o'clock, so what we did was, all just joined hands and prayed, you know. There's nothing we could do but sing our hearts out and I think we all did that," said Perry.
Then, they sang for the judges. The process had them in groups of four, where the judges chose who would continue on to the next round.
As spectators waited in suspense, it was walking into the park to speak with idol staff that was the signal of success for Perry. From there on, it was preparation for his next journey.
"All in all it was a great experience. I'm kind of sad I haven't done it before, because who knows where I'd be," said Perry.
So now, it'll be that voice heard around the park, in the early morning hours that may soon be heard in Hollywood.
Now the next step for Perry and the other contestants who will move on, is to wait for a call from American Idol to see where the journey takes them next.