It was the sixth American Idol auditions before the Oaks family actually came down to support Chelsee in person. Prior to this the family was on pins and needles and it was all about the phone calls. During this time Chelsee and the family found themselves with hope hanging on a telephone ring that she would continue in the audition phase.
“We were full of emotions during this time,” says Tracee who about the experience. “Every time the phone would ring after an audition, we found ourselves wondering what the answer was going to be.”"