American Idol ‘Tent Girl’ Amy Brumfield may be living the dream now as she moves from aÂ camp in the woods to a hotel in Hollywood, but a history of alcohol abuse and multiple arrests could be her downfall. While so far there has been no comment from FOX about Brumfield’s criminal history, American Idol producers have booted contestants in the past over their arrest records.
According to TMZ.com, American Idol wannabe Amy Brumfield — who revealed on last night’s auditions that she lives in a tent — has quite a checkered past. Brumfield, 24, has been arrested half a dozen times over the past seven years. Half the arrests involved some sort of alcohol-fueled behavior.
American Idol auditions will launch in July and this year hopeful contestants as young as 15 will be able to try out for a spot on the show. While Idol will have to deal with more of those scary stage moms, maybe Fox thinks it can find the next Justin Bieber for the new season. Or maybe they just want to make fun of more whiny teenagers during audition week.
â€œA lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16,â€ Cecile Frot-Coutaz, executive producer of American Idol said in a press statement. â€œLowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool.â€
American Idol auditions this year will kick of in Nashville on July 17. Check out the full schedule below. Idol hopefuls will also have the option of posting videos on MySpace if they can’t make it to one of the audition cities.
July 17: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena July 21: Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center July 26: New Orleans, LA – TBA August 3: East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center August 11: Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center August 19: San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Meanwhile, until the new season of American Idol starts, fans can still check out their favorites from last season on the American Idol Live Tour.