Posted: 1:46 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
By Jager Weatherby
We’ve reached the third and final week of American Idol auditions, which means we’re down to the wire on which contestants will truly compete for the coveted crown! While we’re only in the beginning stages of Season 13, this year’s show has already proven to be different from seasons past. (Thanks in large part to one Harry Connick Jr.)
Of course, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: numerous rounds of nail-biting auditions! January 30’s episode finds Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska in hopes of finding their next big superstar!
It’s here where the judges meet Andrina Brodgen, an 18-year-old farm girl from Fargo, North Dakota. She’s determined to win over the judges, win American Idol, and put “the ND on the map!”
At first, we’re skeptical of her choice to sing “Halo” by Beyonce, because... well, you can top Beyonce? But surprisingly, Andrina does a pretty impressive job!
“You have a really beautiful voice,” says J.Lo. “But I feel like you’re singing with a little bit of fear. You shy away from those bigger moments and I feel like you can do them!”
“I think you’ve got a great voice,” adds Keith. “I like your look. I think you’ve got a lot of great stuff going on. You’re from a little town and you need to be exposed to some bigger opportunities and I get the feeling you’re going to rise to the occasion.”
And with that, Andrina’s on her way to Hollywood!
What do you think of Andrina’s performance? Will she make it to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!