"American Idol" Season 8 contender Alexis Grace auditioned in Louisville, Ky. with Aretha Franklin's "Dr. Feelgood". The 21-year-old Memphis blonde grew up in a home filled with music, she can sing, and as Simon says, she has a "very commercial face"--which comes across as a compliment on "Idol". Kara, the final judge to give her opinion on this one chimed in, "I like your attitude, you're going to Hollywood".
Newsday calls the stay-at-home-mom a "pink pixie", but she seems to have substance. She's twice been rejected from "Idol" in seasons past, but decided to give it a go this year for a third time, which turned out to be the charm.
She likes all kinds of music--country, pop, rock, soul, classical ... it will be interesting to see Alexis' range as "Idol" continues. As her MySpace page announces, she made it through the 2nd day of Hollywood.
--Leslie Anne WigginsCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun