Singer Avalon Young of San Diego made it to the Top 24 on the fifteenth and final season of American Idol. After winning a ticket to Hollywood, Young was interviewed on the popular morning show, Good Day LA on FOX. 67-year-old host Steve Edwards shared his take on the American Idol audition process. He told Young: “I still find it very strange that when you walk in and there are three people (the judges) at a table, and you’re alone with your guitar…you’re not in a club, you’re not on a stage with an audience. It’s different.” Young agreed and said, “It’s actually more nerve wrecking as a performer.” She added, “it was scarier to be in front of those three people.”
When the origin of Avalon’s name comes up — she was named after the 1982 song Avalon by Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Edwards asked Young if she’s watched the video (see below). Young confessed that she’s never watched the whole thing. “It’s an old song,” she says. To which Edwards joked, “Now I’m irrelevant.” He was 33 when Avalon dropped. American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm on FOX.