Big Laker Beau Lastavich, who sometimes sings for the congregation at Saron Lutheran Church, appeared on American Idol and won his gold ticket to the Hollywood round. Lastavich, who is a communications major with a music minor at St. Cloud State Univeristy (SCSU), traveled to Chicago with three other students in his car. They slept in the car and after a considerable wait, Lastavich was able to audition for the judges. “I was hoping to see my idol, Steven Tyler,” Lastavich said. “But he isn’t a judge this year.” Lastavich, who is a junior at SCSU, says regardless of the show’s outcome, he intends to finish his education. “I only have one year left,” he said. Besides singing in church, Lastavich, a Big Lake High School graduate, also plays in the band Dirtee Circus, which entertained at the Big Lake Chamber Block Party at McPete’s two years ago.