Ashley Ferl, the little blonde girl who gained national fame by breaking down in hysterics after watching Sanjaya Malakar perform on season six of "American Idol," made her own play for singing stardom yesterday.
Ferl, dubbed 'Crying Girl' for her uncontrollable tears over Sanjaya, turned 16 this year, making her eligible to try out for the competition. She and 11,000 other hopefuls hit the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California for round one of the season nine auditions. She was among the first in line outside of the Rose Bowl gates.
Ferl turned her 'Crying Girl' status into 15 minutes of fame by appearing on talk shows and entertainment programs after her breakdown. Her adoration towards Sanjaya the night he performed "You Really Got Me" was reminiscent of the teenage love shown for The Beatles in the '60s.
Ferl obviously had some sort of "in" with the show as she was also spotted in the audience during Top 36 week.
Unfortunately, Ferl's dreams were dashed as Access Hollywood has learned that she did not make it past the first round.
We're assuming she left in tears.
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