So those Boston auditions paid off -- AMERICAN IDOL's Season 9 not only brought us one of the year's most memorable audition fails, we've now got two hometown girls in the Top 12. In terms of cross-town rivalries, this might be better than Mets-Yankees.
SIOBHAN MAGNUS: a lilywhite glass-blowing apprentice from Cape Cod with an EDWARD GOREY tattoo (Cape goth pride!), the recent Barnstable High grad came out and sang the misfits national anthem, "Wicked Game" -- yep, the Chris Isaac song that everyone remembers from its starring role in David Lynch's twisted Wild at Heart
Less than two hours after LARRY PLATT brought the Atlanta auditions of American Idol to a close last night, a Facebook page for his anthem "Pants on the Ground" had already attracted upwards of 45,000 fans. At midnight, two of the top ten trending topics on Twitter and four of the top five top searches on Google were for variations on Platt or his song; Google Trends gave "Pants on the Ground" its highest rating: "volcanic." Before the night was out, Simon Cowell's offhanded remark -- "I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit" -- had already come true. After the jump: an amazing assortment of emo covers, autotune refixes, singing babies, snap-music remixes, and dudes jumping around in their bedrooms.