Lebanon Reporter

Homepage

January 27, 2006

Zionsville teen passes American Idol audition

(Continued)



To continue on to the Hollywood round, a contestant must get a yes from at least two of the three judges. Jackson said no, and Abdul said yes. The final vote came down to Cowell, a notoriously harsh critic.

Phillips said Cowell thought she was good and was just going to improve, so he voted her in.

“I was a little nervous beforehand, but it was more excitement than anything,” she said. “They just sort of shove you through the doors (to perform).”

Estep said she was probably more nervous than Phillips.

“I was outside the door during, trying to peek through the crack,” Estep said. “I thought I heard them say yes, but I wasn’t sure.”

She said her daughter started performing at an early age, and was selected to be on “Star Search” and has performed on “The Caroline Rhea Show,” which makes her fearless when it comes to performing.

“She’s gutsy, she just goes in and throws caution to the wind,” she said.

The Chicago audition was not Phillips’ first attempt to get on this year’s “American Idol.”

She and Estep traveled to San Francisco in August to audition for the show, but did not get the chance to perform.

She said she was in line to perform for a producer in the first round of auditions, but the producer said she wasn’t taking any more auditions.

“The lady didn’t even let me sing,” she said.

“It was terribly disappointing, but she was OK with it,” Estep said. “She has faith in herself.”

She said there was no backup plan if Phillips did not get accepted in Chicago, which was the last scheduled audition date. A date was later added in North Carolina, and they probably would have traveled there for Phillips to audition if necessary.

Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
  • Patrick J. Moore

    Patrick J. Moore, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral, Fla.

    Anonymous The Lebanon Reporter Wed, August 20
    Aug 20, 2014 1 Photo
  • Dorothy A. Belcher

    Mrs. Dorothy Ann Belcher, 91, of Lebanon and formerly of Carmel, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at Homewood Health Campus.

    Anonymous The Lebanon Reporter Sun, August 17
    Aug 17, 2014 1 Photo
  • Jack L. Hedge

    Jack L Hedge, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

    Anonymous The Lebanon Reporter Sun, August 17
    Aug 17, 2014 1 Photo
Boone Beat
Local Sports
State News
Features
Featured items
Click to browse and order photos


Photos from August 2014

Poll
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
US: We Do Not Pay Ransom to Terrorists Ferguson Teachers Training to Deal With Trauma Jon Hamm on the Unrest in Ferguson Tit for Tat? McDonald's Shuttered in Moscow Life on the Professional Video Game Circuit TX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case Hospital Releases Two Missionaries Who Had Ebola Ramen Health Risks: The Dark Side of the Noodle NYC Doctor-in-chief Seeks Community Approach Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Raw: Shots Fired in Liberian Shantytown DOJ, Bank of America Reach Record Settlement Raw: Cubavision Airs Images of Fidel Castro Raw: Grief After Deadly Airstrikes in Gaza Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Kathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off' Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.