PITTSBURGH (KDKA) —Taking a look back at a big story that made headlines in 2011, it was three years ago today that a woman, who was arrested for forcing her way into an audition for “American Idol,” spoke out about the ordeal.
Brittany Acosta, 21, was arrested when police say she tried to force her way into the competition.READ MORE: Allegheny County's 911 Call Center Losing Dispatchers Who Feel Overworked
Following the postponement of the case, Acosta refused to plead guilty to anything.
“I guess your dreams can get you arrested sometimes,” she said.
Costa was arrested in September of 2011 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.READ MORE: Last-Second Shot From Virginia's Jayden Gardner Sinks Pitt
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.
At the time, she said she was moving to California to pursue her dream and was booked on another network singing show.MORE NEWS: Know The Score: December 3, 2021