Slidell singer had to teach Katy Perry how to pronounce 'étouffée'

Johnson City teen makes it to Hollywood after American Idol audition

Finn's original audition was not shown on TV, but she's expected to appear in the next week's "Hollywood Week" episodes on "American Idol". One of those contestants is Aubrey DeMedio from Schwenksville, Montgomery County. Strumming away at her guitar, the young Idol hopeful delivered a handsome, bluesy rendition of the famous single that really blew the judges away.

While tearing into the singing competition on her show Tuesday, the daytime talk show host gave country star judge Luke Bryan a pass, then dug into Perry.

In addition to her solo singer-songwriter work, Finn also fronts Cleveland rock band The Whiskey Hollow. It helped her win the coveted ticket to Hollywood, read a statement.

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"That's all I want to hear", Perry replied, but we're pretty sure she'd like to hear more of that voice too.

"I remember Lionel Richie going "wow you sung that acapella". "They don't tune in to see what she's wearing, I'm exhausted of tuning in for the same hair", she explained. Aubrey joins six other local contestants headed to Hollywood: Carly Moffa, Catie Turner, Chad Michael Jervis, Dennis Lorenzo, Mara Justine and Michael Woodard. American Idol airs Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. on 6abc.

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