Texoma Idol victor advances on American Idol

Texoma Idol victor advances on American Idol

A Johnson City teen was featured on American Idol Sunday night after being invited to audition in front of the celebrity panel of judges. The 18-year-old freshman at Millersville University met the judges in New York City after moving past the open call auditions in Pittsburgh.

Grammy nominee Katy Perry was blown away by the performance of Alyssa Raghunandan, an Indian origin contestant on the "American Idol" show.

Watching her perform, Perry, who married comedian-actor Russell Brand in Rajasthan, India, in 2010, commented: "I full-body felt what you were singing, I am a believer in you".

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Lucia will get a chance to show just how much more she can give, since all three judges voted her through to Hollywood. "It's an honor to be here, ' and they were like 'Cool, we're glad you're taking this seriously" and what not", she said. "And Luke picked up one of those golden tickets and said 'You're going to Hollywood!' and I freaked out!" "They don't tune in to see what she's wearing, I'm exhausted of tuning in for the same hair", she explained. They are all now one step closer to becoming the next American Idol!

American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

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