Vanessa Hudgens tells The Daily Telegraph she was all set to audition for ‘American Idol’ before Disney came along. “I love singing and I thought that to get a chance to do it (‘American Idol’) would have been amazing,” the 18-year-old said. “The only way I thought that I would be able to get myself out there would be on ‘American Idol’. But I was 15 at the time when I said that I wanted to do it and you had to be 16 to audition. So I thought, ‘One more year’. Then, when I turned 16, ‘High School Musical’ came along and I got to do it. So I thought I’d skip on ‘American Idol’.” Read more.