Exhaustion, frustration, lack of sleep — along with inevitable personality clashes — they’re always a part of Hollywood Week, the most stressful portion of “American Idol’s” audition rounds. But a rampant bout of the flu also traveled through the contestant pool in Season 11. The result: less singing and more fainting.
Welcome back to Hollywood, where Symone Black is alive and well and suffers the affliction of dehydration — and crazy stage dad. Black fell off the stage last night after a stellar solo turn and wound up in the hospital.
“American Idol” contestant Symone Black might have fallen, but she got back up. The nation’s heart skipped a beat toward the end of “Idol” on Wednesday night, as they watched 16-year-old “Idol” auditioner Black tumble from the stage.
It’s the last audition of the night. Symone Black phenomenally sings “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” But suddenly her eyelids get droopy. She wobbles strangely, one, two , three times, until she pitches forward and falls right into the pit. Someone calls for a medic. Her dad rushes down from the balcony. […]