Tuesday, August 25, 2009

girls skip school to meet Joe Jonas at american idol

Holly Fisher set her alarm for 4 a.m. Monday, her first day of 11th grade. But her early awakening had nothing to do with school. In fact, she was playing hooky to witness the arrival of Joe Jonas, American Idol’s guest judge for round three auditions at the W Hotel in Dallas.

Joe Jonas arrived Monday at the W Hotel in Victory Park. The ‘Idol’ episode taped there will air next year.
Holly, 16, and her friend Tierany Buster, 17, decided to skip their first day of fall classes at Brewer High School in Fort Worth to see the middle member of the pop sensation Jonas Brothers.

Jonas, 20, along with regular American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, arrived at the hotel in Victory Park Monday to decide which contestants from the Dallas-area auditions get the show’s golden tickets to Hollywood. The episode taped there will air in the early days of the new season, which starts in January. Auditions continue today.

About 100 people lined up Monday morning, a few getting there as early as 3 a.m. But singers who get to this stage are cautioned not to talk with the media, and the auditions are closed to reporters from outlets other than Fox News.

For Holly and Tierany, the auditions were a chance to see a member of their favorite band.

The Fort Worth teens were accompanied by Emma Jaspersen and Lauren Baskett, upcoming sophomores at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where classes start next month.

They waited at the hotel, asking security guards for updates on Jonas’ arrival. During a false alarm, the girls spotted a nearby limousine. “Joe Jonas could be in that limo right now!” said Lauren, while the four of them began furiously waving.

The two pairs of friends became a Jonas fan foursome in late May, when they all showed up at American Airlines Center to catch a glimpse of the brothers, who live in Westlake, rehearsing for their world tour.

Lauren was at school in her finals review, alternating between taking notes and browsing social networking sites, when she found a Twitter update on the band’s whereabouts. At American Airlines Center, she and Emma came upon Holly’s car adorned with stickers and paint proclaiming her love for the Jonas Brothers.

“We saw the car, and we were like, ‘OK, I guess they’re Jonas fans, too,’ ” Emma said. That’s when the four girls teamed up in their pursuit to meet the brothers.

They got an introduction that day, but one meeting was not nearly enough for the star-struck fans.

When Joe Jonas exited his limo in front of the W at about 1 p.m. Monday, the four girls were standing right behind the velvet ropes, cameras and band paraphernalia in hands. Jonas gave the girls hugs and autographs and posed for pictures. After about five minutes, he continued inside, and the four teenagers erupted in squeals and giddy praises.

“Oh my God, he’s flawless!”

“His eyes are so pretty!”

“He’s adorable!”

“I’m going to savor this picture forever,” Lauren said, looking at the photo on her camera.

“It was great,” Holly said. “It was totally worth missing school.”

Source: Dallas News