UNIONDALE - Some talented Long Island residents waited for hours today for a chance to audition for the next season of "American Idol."

Singers were lined up at 4 a.m. outside the Nassau Coliseum for their shot at stardom. Many on hand were nervous about their big opportunity.

“We're looking for people that make us say ‘Wow!’ We want to see people that impress us,” said show producer Patrick Lynn.

Those who passed the audition will be notified when the next round of auditions will take place.