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.

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  • bruceUSA

    Did anybody say “Grandstanding” !!! Give it up Brittany, and give it up KDKA

  • ironchefofmunchies

    “Acosta is expected back in court in a few weeks. The attorney was a no-show today. ”

    When even YOUR ATTORNEY won’t show up to defend you-you’ve got a serious problem. And I’m NOT talking about your ability to sing.

    • HLH

      The attorney was at the show try-outs, trying to get on the program! lol

  • Mike Scellini

    LOL She sucked

  • Raule

    I had a girlfriend like that once. She was obcessed. I was afraid she would boil my bunny.

    • Mike

      Thats bringing back old memories! I loved Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in that movie!

    • bill

      Raule, did she boil the bunny before or after the hot sex in the elevator ?

      • Eric

        The problem with crazy women giving you hot sex is that sex only lasts a short while. After that, you’re still stuck with the crazy.

    • Todd

      I hope by “boil my bunny” you actually literally mean “boil my bunny” and that’s not just a euphemism for “cut off my manhood”… not that I want to see any bunnies harmed… hehe

    • The Truth

      Did the bunny taste good?

  • OklahomaBound

    If someone had been honest with her at home instead of being PC she probably wouldn’t have wasted $10K flying around the country trying to get picked on American Idol while possessing no talent other than a possible po rn career. Now her plans to move to CA may actually be her smartest move yet, she should fit in well in The Land Of Fruits & Nuts.

    • poiuy

      The fruits and nuts here are the garbage that the other states SEND us.

      • aelfheld

        You really don’t think we want that no talent nut case in Texas do you?

      • JohnJohn

        That because CA is the a$$hole of the usa.

      • illiad

        Funny how CA attracts nuts like poop attract flies

      • GoldenGate

        Better than livin with people like the Sooners, who were nothin but cheaters.

      • jack

        Build a fence around your entire border dummy!

    • Guest

      I doubt any amount of telling her she stinks would have made a difference,and whoever didnt hear of youtube?
      We all have dreams,but some of us have our dreams die,and we give up.Of course,thats horrible,I hate those who crushed my dreams.
      And nothing wrong with CA,we have nice weather and weirdos live everywhere,but we do have the worlds 8th largest economy,
      There are more people here total,of course there will be more crazy,

    • Todd

      It really saddens me that there is someone who really loves these sort of folks way too much to tell them that they cant sing!!! Sometimes “you suck” is the best thing you can say to someone…

      “Oh yes you sound lovely my dear! But honestly, you suck. If you are intent on singing, sing to the stray cats in an alley full of drunk bums” Daddy and I love you very much dear!”

  • Gino

    Gimme – gimme – gimme. We see it here, we see it around the country with these “I want mine” protests. We see it on television – a certain pawn shop program filmed in Detroit where folks come in and are absolutely SHOCKED the owner doesn’t want to buy their stuff. They shout things like, “No – you’re gonna give me my money!” (As if the shop is using THEIR money to buy stuff). We’ve raised a whole generation of ingrates who are afraid to actually WORK for a living and take responsibility and think everything should be given to them or they’re deserving.

    • stloony

      The only freebie worth anything in this life is the gift that Christ freely gives. After I finally accepted those gifts, then I lost my desire for worldly things. Understanding our true purpose for existing has set me free from the self made chains so many people willingly lock themselves into. The answers to life has and always will start and end with Jesus.

      • Realist

        OMG? What cult did u join, Scientology? Seventh Day Adventists? Jews for Jesus? Hope you can find a therapist or maybe even a Priest to bring you back to sanity and, yes, reality/

      • RicardoCabeza

        loony(excellent name name BTW dead self description since you’re a religious nutter) how exactly can a make believe character from a badly written poetry book give you any kind of gift? I’m not sure you understand that the dopey character of “jesus” isn’t real. Could you please explain how something that isn’t real like this “jesus” thing can bestow “gifts’? Please do so without resorting to cherry picking some badly written fiction lifted from that stunning mediocrity called the bible.

      • noreaster

        Amen, sister.

      • Ewe Jankass

        Glad you think that…I hear Mother Goose has some other fairy tales you may enjoy.

      • Arthur Clark

        Not sure how Jesus ever got brought into this conversation but this is not the place for it. Secondly, those of you nay sayers about Jesus, may want to check your facts, he is real, unlike your Mother Goose and you WILL die and go to that other place you don’t believe in HELL if you don’t believe in him. Lastly, if it does not pertain to the subject matter of the post why bother posting it. The subject matter is about a girl wanting to be on AI and not if she is from California or Oklahoma. You can be an aweful singer/performer and be from anywhere.

      • caligula

        i see the tolerant left is here to force their atheist religion on you. while i don’t agree with you, you have something that you believe in that makes you happy. carry on and don’t listen to the tolerant left. they’re just angry the turd in the white house is toast. LULZ

      • Ennio

        This comment is for RicardoCabeza. Uh, man, you have no idea whether or not Jesus did or does exist; you are just as much making faith statements as are those who believe in Jesus or in anyone or anything else. It is fine if that is your belief; but please stop with the dogmatic assertions and the asinine condescension regarding areas of reality about which you have no clue. You sound like a gnostic; it is as if you have the true, inside scoop on the hidden secrets of the universe. We all have access to the same knowledge; some believe one thing and some believe something else. You are in no special position to comment above anyone else. Also, I seriously doubt you are a world authority on poetry and particularly that of the ancient Near East.

  • Tricia

    Nunya, you’re about as bright as a two watt bulb

    • tominseattle

      Joke’s on you. They don’t even make 2watt bulbs . . .

      • Jukeman

        Neon, N2, even fits in standard socket.

      • tom

        they sure do make 2 watt bulbs…even in fluorescent

      • ted

        How can you not believe in 2watt light bulbs. They gave their life so that we my be forgiven for our sins & live eternally in heaven.
        Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light:and there was light.

    • rodent

      Actually I think nunya is pretty funny. He (or she) certainly has a grasp of the big picture.

  • Bocephus Bob

    Well she definitely has the brains to be a pop star.

  • JackBlack

    Horrible. She is seriously horrible.

  • Frank

    I scratched my ears out listening to that warble.

  • Son Of Liberty

    This isthe Obama youth

    • Ewe Jankass

      Teabag youth….think they’re good when everybody else knows better. Look at Palin. This is about the same.

      • Marty

        You both are whackjobs thinking that a no talented girl fron the south side not getting what she wants is a political issue. You’re both just as delusional as she is! Now be productive and go out there and find us a couple of top of the rotation pitchers for the Pirates.

      • caligula

        LULZ…look at Obama! LULZ!

  • Daryl

    Does she think that the only way to have a singing career is through a competition? Go earn it legitimately like most acts worth seeing do. But she wants her success to be switched on like a lightswitch. Loser.

    • Tom Menino

      You had her in the palm of your hands up until “Go earn it legitimately ..”. That seems to be a sticking point ith the Occupy Wall Street generation.

      • caligula

        and the truth shall set them free

  • BB

    BINGO! That hits the nail on the head, Jaques. I wish I could top it.

  • kmrod

    I’m 5’4″ but the NBA won’t give me a contract.


  • BB

    I applied for more than six jobs, believe me. Dream jobs. The same dream job three times. Finally, got it. You just have to work hard and the timing has to be right. I agree that someone at home probably should break the news to her that she needs coaching or a change of dreams. But…American Idol has a way of breaking that kind of news. She just needs to humble herself and accept the advice or move to a different venue.

    • aelfheld

      She has potential as a mime.

      • BB

        LOLOLOL! Stop! I’m at work. I need to laugh like a mime.

  • John C

    Pursuing your dream is something you do when you’re good at something. Following your fantasy is what you do whey you’re not that good.

  • loobie

    So trite. What a dumb mass of a woman. “I guess my dream is over” or whatever she said. Like American Idol is the ONLY way to start a singing career. It’s one way for one person a year. Aren’t there more artists than that new every year? How did they start idiot?

  • woodycreed

    I wanna be a NBA player. But I’m 5’8″ and overweight. I am sueing the league.

  • aelfheld

    Pro-tip darlin’ – don’t sing for the judge. He’ll throw the book at you.

  • Jack

    I had a similar experience when the folks at America’s Got Talent beat me severely and had me arrested when I tried to play the kazoo with my anus. It took me years to learn to do it and they just treated me like I was a freak.

    • Ben Diamante

      LMFAO dude

      • Jack

        Thanks Ben!

  • El Guapo

    It’s so sad really, and as delusional as she may be, it’s most likely not even her fault. I’m sure when she asks her family members and friends if she can sing, they all go “You sound great” in unison, for fear of not just dashing her dreams, but God forbid telling her the truth, because oh my – it might hurt.
    And that’s what’s so wrong here: sometimes you gotta be blunt, but this society has been so indoctrinated that you can’t do that: you gotta always be positive, motivate and encourage. Really? Even if they suck? What would be so awful about saying “Look kid, this singing thing is just not for you”? Maybe you wouldn’t have her running around thinking she’s a great singer, yet failing at every audition.
    Go to any little league game, and you’ll see kids there that just really suck at baseball. And yet their parents are on the sidelines, yelling “Good job buddy!”. NO! Your kid sucks at baseball, so have the cojones to tell him so – and maybe he should give football or basketball or table tennis a shot. Who knows, he might actually excel in one of those, but by encouraging him at a game he sucks at, you’re actually denying him that.
    Anyway – that’s my 2 cents – El Guapo out.

    • Juan Pablo

      Yes, absolutely. You said it best.

    • Ewe Jankass

      Yes…100% agree. This post should be at the top.

    • PittsburghRob

      You make a good point – but I know this girl (honestly). People have been telling her she has no talent and and she’s a nutbag for years. She’s not very well liked in Pittsburgh and generally considered insane by people that know her.

      • LL

        I could actually tell that just from the short video above. I”m betting her parents don’t know what to do with her! I’m sure they are beside themselves. The truth is, she SHOULD go to CA. Eventually when it doesn’t happen, she’ll fall into something else.

    • caligula

      i agree we’ve become a soft nation. but using little league is a bad example. the kids are out there to have fun. even if they suck, if they’re having fun with their friends, that’s what it’s all about. of course their parents are going to cheer them on at that age. what are they going to say? “Tommy, you’re 10 but you really suck, son!” yeah…no. they’ll probably figure out later that baseball’s not for them when they don’t make the JV team and try another sport. otherwise i agree with you.

      this woman’s situation is different. she’s looking for a career and should be old enough to know that she’s never going to make it. she’s just a nutjob.

  • stoptouchingthatmabel

    Make a scene and get publicity thinking this will be her big break. Go away you are like most of them including the winners just mediocre.

  • shudder

    Day job. Keep it.

  • pamdix

    Girl, who ever told you that you were good? People who love you? They are just being kind. Actually, you’re not good at all. Sorry, kiddo, that’s showbiz!

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