‘American Idol’ Contestant Grace Leer Wows the Judges With Incredible Patsy Cline Cover

https://youtu.be/b4Y2gLbQGko American Idol returned Sunday with an all-new batch of contestants hoping to earn a ticket to Hollywood. One contestant…


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March 15, 2020


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American Idol returned Sunday with an all-new batch of contestants hoping to earn a ticket to Hollywood.

One contestant that really caught the attention of the judges was Grace Leer, who auditioned with an impressive cover of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”

After Greer offered her take on the country classic, the judges praised her for her unique vocals.

“It’s an instant identity, it’s undeniable you,” Perry shared.

“It sounds like a classic situation right off the bat. It’s not forced and it’s great and easy to listen to,” Bryan added.

Greer, a resident of Nashville, was brought to tears upon hearing their feedback.

The judges unanimously voted Greer through to Hollywood.

“Instead of yes, you get a yee-haw,” Perry excitedly shared.

Greer, who was overcome with emotion during the moment, told cameras, “I have been wanting to be a singer since I was a little girl and that was the first time that I ever felt like, holy crap, this is possible.”

Click above to watch Grace Leer’s audition.

American Idol airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.