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KANSAS CITY, MO (KTVI) – American Idol auditions rolled into the University of Missouri in Kansas city Monday.

Auditions got started bright and early this morning, as thousands waited in line to tryout.

One contestant who made it through is from Blue Springs, the same Kansas City high school where former idol winner David Cook attended.

He was the winner of the school's first David Cook scholarship set up by the idol winner for students at his alma mater headed to college.

New this year the true believer initiative; a $50,000 prize for the person who encouraged the winner to try out because they believed in them.