Its interesting looking at the map of the homes of the top 36. Surprisingly not many from the South this year (Could it be because of the location of the auditions).
The south has been the base of so many of the contestants, but very few here.
What doesn't bode particularly well for the drama of this year is the vast number of contestants in Southern California....(I've never seen this map before, so maybe it was like this in years past)...however, who cannot forget the lackluster homecoming for Katherine McPhee. I love watching the small"er" town homecomings.....they are much more fun watching the communities get behind their hometown favorites.