SHOT AT THE ANTHEM: Contestants auditioned for a chance to become the first Star Spangled Idol winner at Tempe Marketplace. About 70 contestants auditioned for judges, from TruWest Credit Union, Kiwanis Club of Tempe and KPHO-TV (Channel 5).
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