Johnson City teen makes it to Hollywood after American Idol audition

Eddy Chen  ABC

Eddy Chen ABC

Texoma Idol victor Kourtney Smith made it to Hollywood and performed on American Idol Monday night where she made it through group rounds. The 18-year-old freshman at Millersville University met the judges in New York City after moving past the open call auditions in Pittsburgh.

Vox sang "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals for her audition receiving praise from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. It helped her win the coveted ticket to Hollywood, read a statement.

"Usually, I say to a contestant singing my song, 'Sing it as good as or better [than me],' and I think she might have sung it better", Perry said, jokingly feigning frustration.

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A Sioux Falls musician is competing to be the next American Idol. "It's reachable if you keep your dreams close to your heart".

Lucia will get a chance to show just how much more she can give, since all three judges voted her through to Hollywood. "They said they were going to take a gamble on me which I thought was unbelievable to hear from these big stars". "They don't tune in to see what she's wearing, I'm exhausted of tuning in for the same hair", she explained. American Idol airs Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. on 6abc.

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