‘American Idol’ Contestant Makayla Brownlee Wins Over Judges With Impressive Dixie Chicks Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQWFKlsxTQ American Idol returned Sunday (March 15) with an all-new batch of contestants hoping to earn a ticket to Hollywood….

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Andrew Wendowski

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March 15, 2020

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Makayla Brownlee; Photo by Scott Patrick Green/ABC

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American Idol returned Sunday (March 15) with an all-new batch of contestants hoping to earn a ticket to Hollywood.

17-year-old “Snake Charmer” from Kansas, Makayla Brownlee won over the judges vote with her impressive Dixie Chicks cover of “Travelin’ Soldier.”

“Great Job,” said Luke Bryan.

“What a surprise like a snake in the water, Makayla you’ve got a really good voice on you. You know I’m not a country aficionado but it’s definitely something that I would be tuning into,” Katy Perry complimented.

“You’ve got this little yodel cry, that’s a real magic trick you’ve got, It’s a signature for you,” said Lionel Richie.

“As far as the competition, you know we have our girl country singers, it’s really really strong this year. Get ready for a dog fight in Hollywood but I am ready to see you get in there and shake it up,” Bryan added.

With three “yes” votes, Brownlee is going to Hollywood! Click above to watch Makayla Brownlee’s audition.

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

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.