Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

For viewers of American Idol, the ABC reboot may feel like just another season, but with new faces. "You gave my heart aflutter".

Also off to Hollywood are Maddie Poppe, 19, who plucks her guitar while reinterpreting Kermit's Muppet Movie classic "Rainbow Connection", and Ron Bultongez, 21, who hails from Plano, Texas by way of the Congo in Africa.

When he entered the room, Luke Bryan instantly said that Trevor was a "dreamboat" and Katy added that her eyes lit up. Catie Turner from Pennsylvania sings the judges an original song called "21st Century Machine", and wins them over with her unique perspective and strong sense of self. Lionel was "fascinated" by her brain. I thought I was going to be the authority... but, no, no, I am the Kindergarten teacher.

UC Berkeley civil engineering student William Hung became an instant viral hit when his off-key and clueless version of "She Bangs" won over America, but couldn't get him a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Julica writes a lot of her own music and you can find it by searching for her on Youtube.

"One day I just kept practicing and practicing, and then I started being able to sing in front of my friends, then in front of people I didn't know, and then play at restaurants and stuff locally and it just started from there", he says.

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In past seasons, judges like Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban related how they never saw the preview profiles of contestants that viewers see, and often, only learned the back stories and struggles of the hopefuls through the weeks of the honing process.

Koby, a 26-year-old musical theater actress from Denver, CO, was also sent packing after her performance of "Never Stops" by Deerhunter. I don't think I'm ready for that. Katy Perry put her signature on Harper's "dream board", annotating that her "American Idol" audition had been realized with gold.

Catch American Idol on WXYZ Sunday and Monday nights.

A quick trip back to NY, and it's a "yes" for 16-year-old Zach Denofrio, who has a high-pitched speaking voice but turns into a Frank Sinatra-type crooner when he sings.

But this time, Julica had her biggest supporter with her, her 2-year-old daughter Mikova.

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