Mississippi 17-year-old competing on ‘American Idol’

March 31, 2021 GMT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Mississippi is a competitor on “American Idol.”

“Having the judges believe in me the way that they do, and thinking that I was good enough to be in the Top 24 was just a proud moment for me,” Hannah Everhart, of Canton, told WAPT-TV.

She flew to California a few months ago — her first time on a plane — after impressing Idol’s judges on a Zoom audition. She sang “Wayfaring Stranger” and Etta James’s “At Last.”

During the show’s next episode, she will be performing live for the first time: a duet with country music singer Jason Aldean.

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“The song that we are singing together is country, and that fits me to a T,” Everhart said.

“American Idol” airs Sunday and Monday.