We went to the Civic Center in Pasadena CA.
It was FREEZING! Parents sat in a make-shift room with curtains. The contestants sat in chairs waiting... Filming B roll... Ford commercials... Etc.
they waited & waited.
Kenz was one of the last to learn if she was in fact in the Top 30 (15 girls & 15 boys).
She came out of the elevator as I stood waiting with Ryan Seacrest. I could tell she'd been crying. She had her hands on her face as she said "I did it". I thought that was what she said but got nervous with her tears that maybe she said "I didn't." So after asking her, she giggled explained she was in deed in the Top 30 & we celebrated.