|The Key To Our Soul
Author: Kaimu PM
Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Kurt Hummel and Noah Puckerman all audition for American Idol to try and get a career in music/record deal out of it. None of them expect to get so much more... Kradam Kris/Adam and Puckurt Puck/KurtRated: Fiction K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,875 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10-22-11 - Published: 08-15-11 - id: 7289966
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Title: The Key To Our Soul Author: saar_fantasy Pairings: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen, Noah 'Puck' Puckerman/Kurt Hummel (there will probably be mentioned a few more, but these are the main ones)
Rating: PG-13 Warnings: none really Spoilers: none Genre: Humor,Romance, Music, AU, American Idol cross-over/Glee cross-over Word Count:: ~1800 Disclaimer: As much as I wished I did, I don't own any of them.
Summary: Adam Lambert and Kurt Hummel, both friends; and most importantly, both openly gay; sign up to audition for American Idol in New York. They both hope to make a singing career out of it, neither of them expecting to get so much more...
It had been a long day for Adam Lambert and Kurt Hummel, the two last contestants of the first day of auditions in New York.
Both had seen fellow contestants go in and come back out of the audition room. Some of them screaming in joy, some of them cursing and crying in disappointment.
They had heard a lot of people rehearse a little, but they hadn't...They hadn't even screamed with the rest of the over-enthusiastic crowd, just so they could rest their voices before their actual audition.
They had also all watched a hyper Ryan Seacrest talk to all of the contestants, before and after they entered the room with the judges.
Now it was their turn, Kurt going first.
"So, Kurt," Ryan spoke up, "You're one of our two last contestants of the day. How are your nerves? Are they holding up?"
Kurt forced a smile on his face as Ryan pushed the microphone under his nose.
"I'm doing good, Ryan. Yes, I'm a little nervous, but it's nothing I can't deal with."
Ryan nodded, than glanced over at the boy sitting next to Kurt.
"I see you've got some support with you."
Kurt smiled more genuinely after he shared a quick glance with Adam.
"Yes, my friend Adam came with me today. He's gonna audition too."
Adam smiled and waved as the camera zoomed into him for a minute before going back to Ryan and Kurt.
"We will see more of your friend later, because now it's your time to go in front of the judges. Good luck."
Adam clapped for his friend while Kurt smiled and crossed his fingers in front of the camera before he walked in through the door that Ryan held open for him.
It was now or never...
As Kurt stepped into the room, he found all three judges laughing, which he hoped would be a good sign for him, 'cause they were obviously in a good mood.
He smiled at all three of them; Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson; and walked onto the mark.
"Hello," Simon Cowell greeted the boy who just stepped into the room, "What's your name?"
"My name is Kurt Hummel, sir."
"Right. So, Kurt...Tell us something interesting about you."
Kurt had to stop himself from rolling his eyes. Anything interesting about him, he had already filled in on the sign in papers, so they probably already read it, or were reading it by now.
"Well, my mom died when I was a little kid, so it's just me and my dad."
"That must be very hard for you."
Kurt nodded, blinking to keep the tears from falling. He wasn't gonna cry, not now.
"It is, sir, but me and my dad learned how to cope with it."
Simon nodded his head, "I'm glad to hear that. So, what are you gonna sing for us today, Kurt?"
Nice quick change of subject...
"I'm gonna sing 'Defying Gravity'."
"Good. Whenever you're ready."
Kurt took a deep breath, closing his eyes for a minute, then breathed out and started singing.
After a few lines of the song, Simon held up his hand to stop him.
Kurt didn't know if that was a good sign or not. Seeing Paula Abdul wipe away a tear, he figured that must mean something good, doesn't it?
"Randy, what did you think of Kurt?" Simon asked while Randy leaned back in his chair, studying the boy in front of him.
"I think he's really good. He has a very high range, which is quite interesting...Yeah, I like him, I like him."
"I think he's one of the best guys we've seen. I love him."
She send a smile Kurt's way, who returned it with a grateful nod, mouthing 'Thank you'.
Then it was Simon's turn...
"You sound very Broadway to me..."
"Well, it is a song from Wicked..."
"I know, but can you sing just a few lines from something else, not a Broadway Show song, so we can hear if this competition is really for you."
"Yes, of course."
"Ok, let's hear it."
Kurt thought about it for a minute, then sung a few lines from Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'
Simon stopped him again, but this time, all three judges were smiling.
"Alright," Simon spoke again, "It's desicion time. Randy, yes or no."
"It's a yes from me, dude."
"100 % yes."
"Kurt... You've got 3 yess-es."
Kurt broke out in a squeal, jumping up and down with his hands clasped over his mouth.
"Thank you! Thank you so much!"
"Go get your ticket."
Kurt all but ran to the door, taking his ticket from the girl that was sitting there, then ran outside the room, straight into Adam's arms.
"I'm going to Hollywood!" Kurt shouted excitedly, Adam now beaming beside him.
"Congratulations, Kurt." Ryan said, with his never fading smile, "Let's see how your friend Adam will do next, shall we."
Kurt gave Adam one last quick hug, whispering "good luck'" into his ear.
He noticed Adam crossing his fingers in front of the camera like he had done and sat back down on a chair as Adam walked through the door of the audition room.
Now he only had to wait...
"Come on in, don't be skerd." Randy called out when Adam walked inside the audition room.
"I'm not skerd," Adam replied with a grin on his face, walking over to the mark on the ground to take his place.
"So, the final audition of the day," Randy spoke up again, "What's your name?"
"Adam. Adam Lambert."
"What are you gonna sing for us, Adam?"
" 'Bohemian Rhapsody'."
"Nice," Randy replied, his voice hitching a little in excitement, "Go for it, dawg."
He got a few lines done before Simon stopped him, and judging by the look on the Brit's face, something seemed to bother him.
Adam could already guess what it was...
"I'm sorry that I stopped you, Adam..."
Here we go...
"But I'm not sure if you're fit for this show."
"Are you kidding?" Paula exclaimed, "He's amazing!"
"Yeah, he's really good, dude," Randy chimed in, "Why do you think he wouldn't fit into the show? I mean, the dude can sing!"
"It's not about his singing. It's about his look." he suddenly gets a slap on his arm from Paula, "What? You can't say he looks "normal"."
Paula let out a frustrated groan, while Randy and Adam laughed, although the latter's laugh was a little uncomfortable.
"It's in the way you look at it," Adam finally spoke up, "I guess in your eyes I might not look normal, but in others I do. I think I'll be good for the show to open up some people's eyes. " he gave Simon a significant look before smiling again.
Paula whooped while Randy laughed some more, calling Simon out on being owned, Simon's face lightening up into a smile.
"I think I like you, Adam." Simon said, earning a disbelieving laugh from Paula which he just ignored, "It's a yes from me. Paula?"
"Of course it's a yes!"
"Alright, Adam. Go get your ticket."
Adam, still a little in a daze from what just had happened; how he had talked back to Simon Cowell of all people; finally smiled, said a quick "thank you!" and went to the door, taking the ticket from the smiling girl that sat next to it.
He stumbled outside, where Kurt shrieked and flew into his arms so Adam had to back up against the wall to steady himself.
"You made it!" Kurt yelled excitedly, "We're both going to Hollywood!"
"Yeah," Adam said, the good news finally getting through to him a little more, "Yeah, we are!"
The always smiling Ryan clapped Adam on the back.
"Congratulations. Now go and celebrate you two!"
Adam had come over the first shock and after waving goodbye to Ryan and the cameraman, he and Kurt ran off with their tickets in hand, laughing and screaming happily.
They were going to Hollywood!