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Gina Marie Enriquez 15, was one of those with a dream who waited early Thursday morning to take part in the eighth and final tryout session for the eleventh season of 'American Idol' in East Rutherford. Thursday, September 22, 2011. KEVIN R. WEXLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Posted: Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:12 PM

About 1,000 "American Idol" hopefuls have entered the Izod Center this morning for their shot at stardom.

This last-minute audition for the 11th season of the hit Fox competition will go on all day.

Gina Marie Enriquez, a 15-year-old from Englewood Cliffs, was picked out of the crowd for an on-camera interview with host Ryan Seacrest.

“It’s really cool finally being in the moment here,” said Enriquez. She has watched the show since she was 5 years old.

She will sing “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse when she gets her chance to meet the show’s producers.

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