Alleged ‘American Idol’ Trespasser In Court
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman arrested at “American Idol” tryouts says she will continue to follow her dream to sing.
Brittany Acosta, 21, was arrested when police say she tried to force her way into the competition.
Her trespassing case was postponed again Monday. Acosta is refusing to plead guilty to anything.
“I guess your dreams can get you arrested sometimes,” she said.
Costa was arrested last month and charged with trespassing. She’s accused of showing up at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for “American Idol” tryouts without credentials and refusing to leave.
According to police, she said: “I’m not leaving. This is my dream. My life is ruined.”
Acosta admits she’s tried out at six different times in six different cities to try to make “American Idol.”
“Denver, St. Louis, San Diego, Pittsburgh and Texas – oh, I’m sorry it was six – New York,” she said.
The South Side woman says travel to the tryouts cost her close to $10,000 with no one willing to listen to her sing.
Acosta is expected back in court in a few weeks. The attorney was a no-show today. Meantime, she says she is moving to California to pursue her dream. Already she says she’s booked on another network singing show.