american idol atlanta 320 'American Idol': Can Atlanta outshine Boston?“American Idol” heads to Atlanta Wednesday (Jan. 13) for auditions, and we’re hopeful for some good talent … and a few characters.

After all, the Dirty South style of hip-hop emerged from there from hip-hop/R&B artists such as Outkast. ATL is also home to Ludacris, Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Ciara and Kanye West.

Other genres also thrive there, we have Hotlanta to thank for The Black Crowes, Collective Soul, the Indigo Girls and a slew of indie rock bands.

And let’s not forget “Real Housewife” Kim Zolciak. Any guesses on how fast Kara DioGuardi would give that “Tardy for the Party” singer the boot?

We enjoyed last night’s auditions, especially the 16-year-old Katie Stevens and Maddy Curtis, both of whom had nice, soulful voices. Let’s see if Atlanta can add to the surprises.

What kind of talent do you think “Idol” will find in A-Town?

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