By People Staff
January 30, 2008 12:00 AM
Michael Becker / FOX

10,000 contestants auditioned in Omaha, Neb., according to host Ryan Seacrest

19 golden tickets were handed out

6 contestants forgot the lyrics to their audition song

3 gifts were presented to the judges by Chris Berheisel, of Freemont, Neb.

4 “yes” votes were cast for Samantha Sidley to go to Hollywood when Seacrest took a turn at judging

13 contestants sang “Stuck in the Middle”

1 contestant — Berheisel again — performed a handstand during his audition

Michael Becker / FOX