As the clock ticks down to tomorrow's Bowling Green "American Idol" auditions, hotel managers are preparing for a swarm of guests ready to belt out a tune.
"I expect to see some occupancy rising for the night," says Bowling Green Lodging Association President, Kacie Hood.
While only two hotels are booked for the evening, other hotels are expecting walk-in guests late tonight night.
"It looks like there are a couple of hotels who have seen an influx in occupancy because of the 'American Idol' auditions that are coming here tomorrow. However, there are still plenty of hotel rooms available," says Hood.
Even though the hotels haven't had a lot of guests yet, auditioners are making their presence known at other locations.
"We actually have had a couple of people in the office already just the short time I was there this morning. And I've dealt with numerous calls from across the region, but certainly from out of state," says Marissa Butler with the Bowling Green Visitors and Convention Bureau.
City officials and the Vsitor's Bureau are both expecting quite a few out-of-state auditioners to make their way to Bowling Green, despite what the hotel numbers are currently showing.
"We've heard from some people as far away as Pennsylvania and some states in the New England area because this is as far east as the bus is going. So we have a feeling that this is going to be one of their strongest and biggest crowds," Butler says.
We won't know for sure just how many, or how far, people traveled to get their shot at being the next "American Idol" until tomorrow morning.