We love watching these disaster episodes of American Idol running right now, where people make fools of themselves singing in hopes of making it to Hollywood. But, once the show moves to Hollywood, it kinda sucks.
Not so now. Paris Bennett, whom the show discovered while in North Carolina, is the real deal. She has a squeaky speaking voice, reminiscent of Macy Grey, but she has a set of pipes on her that sent all three judges into a frenzy. Even Simon Cowell, who is often negative with singers (and usually justifiably so), was throwing praise on the girl.
So many of the contestants go onto the show with a lot of attitude. Not this girl. She seems humble and just happy to be there. And when they tell her she's headed to Hollywood, she collapses before she can get out of the audition room. She seems very genuine and very special.
If you didn't catch her audition on the show, check it out here.