Posted: 12:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
By Elisabeth Kramer
We’ve reached the third and final week of American Idol auditions, which means we’re down to the wire on which contestants will compete for Season 13! Since it started back on January 15, Idol’s thirteenth season has already proven to be a totally different animal from previous trips down the Ryan Seacrest road.
Of course, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: the nail biting experience of auditioning for the judges! January 29’s episode finds Harry, Keith, and Jennifer headed to Salt Lake City, Utah, in hopes of tracking down the country’s next big superstar before it’s off to Hollywood!
It’s here where Keith, Jennifer, and Harry meet Austin Wolfe. The 16-year-old from Park City, Utah, sings “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, a very, very popular song choice this season. Although we bet the judges are sick of hearing that particular tune, they give Austin rave reviews.
“Austin, I feel like you have the full package,” J.Lo says with Harry comparing her to Paramore’s rock goddess of a frontwoman Hayley Williams. “Your pitch is great,” Keith adds.
The judges unanimously send Austin on to Hollywood with Keith adding an adorably accented little “Of course!” as she thanks them for the Golden Ticket. Congratulations, Austin!
What do you think of Austin’s performance? Will she make it to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!