Marysville 'Idol' hopeful hits final note in Chicago, heads home
It was tough to take.
After making it past judges at an "American Idol" audition in Lincoln last week, Alexandria Mazerolle, 21, of Marysville, was flown by producers of the television show to Chicago to try out.
There, she was cut after the first round Thursday morning.
"Oh man," she said, revealing her disappointment via cellphone several hours later. "I thought this time would be the charm."
Mazerolle, who had auditioned for the show for five years running prior to her success in Lincoln, said appearing on "Idol" continues to be a dream for her, and that she will likely audition again next year.
In the meantime, she said she would enjoy a bit of sightseeing with her mom and aunt in the Windy City, before returning home today to Marysville.
"Just having a free ride to Chicago was really nice," she said from a sunny spot overlooking the waterfront along Lake Michigan.
Mazerolle, a graduate of the Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, said she plans to attend Sacramento State University next semester, and prepare for a Miss Sacramento competition in January.
She was crowned Miss Teen Yuba-Sutter in 2005-06, Miss Teen California in 2006-07 and Miss Yuba-Sutter in 2009-10.
Since then, she has been attending Yuba College, where she has competed on the school's speech team, and working as a waitress at Casa Carlos, a Mexican restaurant in Marysville.
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