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Exclusive Interview: Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis Makes American Idol Top 40!

This is unbelievably exciting.  17-year-old Jenny Beth Willis of Owensboro has made the Top 40 of American Idol!  Last night, the Top 20 guys and the Top 20 girls were revealed and Jenny Beth is still in the mix.  I had a chance to chat with her about her whirlwind Idol experience and what's next for the remaining Idol hopefuls.  Check out my exclusive interview with Jenny Beth arranged courtesy of Fox and WEVV Fox 44! 

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Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis Advances Through American Idol’s Group Round in Hollywood [Video]

Owensboro's Jenny Beth Willis is just one song away from American Idol's Top 40!  Last night, Jenny Beth survived two rounds in Hollywood.  She survived the initial cut with her rendition of "How Do I Live," then escaped the group round with a group of gals named Raisin' Kane!  Watch Jenny Beth and her partners tear through "Sin Wagon" by the Dixie Chicks!

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Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis on American Idol Tonight [Video]

Last week, the boys stepped to the plate during Hollywood Week on American Idol.  When the smoke cleared, just  28 of them remained, including former WBKR Battle for the Big O finalist Paul Jolley.  Now, tonight, all the girls who made it through Idol's initial audition rounds arrive for the dreaded Hollywood week.  Among them, Owensboro's Jenny Beth Willis.  Can she survive the drama and make the Top 40?

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American Idol Hollywood Week: Let’s Hear it for the Boys [Video]

For the boys, Hollywood week is over.  And 28 male contestants are still left in the hunt for the Idol Top 40.  WBKR's American Idol expert Steve Thompson has chosen some favorites and explains who he thinks is in it to win it.

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Watch for Owensboro’s Jenny Beth Willis on American Idol Hollywood Week [Video]

Hundreds survived American Idol's auditions and made it to Hollywood.  Now, only a handful will survive to compete for a chance to perform on the live shows.  American Idol is on tonight and two contestants with WBKR ties are in the hunt!  Can they survive the drama that is Hollywood week?

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American Idol Contestant Jenny Beth Willis Getting Some Crazy Fans [Video]

Owensboro singer Jenny Beth Willis has made it the Hollywood rounds of American Idol and is already learning what kind of fame and notoriety that show can bring.  When the Baton Rouge auditions aired on WEVV Fox 44, Jenny Beth's audition wasn't even broadcast.  However, she has already earned the adoration of a couple of guys from YouTube (i.e. the really creepy guy staring in the bottom right-hand corner of the video still). Check this out!  Here are a couple of reviews of Jenny Beth's performance that absolutely no one in America saw.  And, no.  I can't explain how you review a contestant you didn't really see.  We'll need to call in Dr. Drew for that.  LOL!  Check this out.

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WBKR Review: American Idol’s Oklahoma Auditions [Audio]

American Idol season 4 champ Carrie Underwood hails from Oklahoma.  So, producers naturally thought that it would be a breeding ground for some amazing new talent.  As WBKR Idol expert Steve Thompson explains, they may have been mistaken.

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WBKR’s Idol Expert On Wednesday’s Idol Auditions

Just one more night of auditions on American Idol and WBKR's Idol expert, Steve Thompson, was tuned in last night to catch the auditions in two cities.  See which contestants are contenders and which ones have absolutely no chance at all.

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Former Battle for the Big O Finalist Paul Jolley Featured on American Idol [Video]

This is VERY exciting.  Paul Jolley, who two years ago was a finalist in WBKR's Battle for The Big O talent competition, is going to Hollywood!  Paul was featured on last night's episode on American Idol and was shown auditioning before the judges in Baton Rouge.  Take a look at Paul's performance and see what the judges had to say about his powerful voice and story!

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WBKR’s Idol Expert Critiques the Charlotte Auditions [Audio]

Another season of American Idol means another season of detailed analysis and commentary from WBKR's Idol expert Steve Thompson!  There were a lot of aspiring country singers on last night's show and Steve is ready to share his thoughts about them and the other contenders.  Take a look!

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Ashley Smith Covers Carrie Underwood in Idol Audition [Video]

Proof that you CANNOT judge a book by its cover.  When Ashley Smith auditioned for the American Idol judges in Charlotte, it appeared she was going to be one of those fruitcake contestants with absolutely no talent.  Boy, was everyone wrong!  WATCH!

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Phillip Phillips Concert Coming

Phillip Phillips, the winner of American Idol’s 11thseason, will perform April 8 at Western Kentucky University.

The concert by the singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Ga., will begin at 7 p.m. at Van Meter Hall. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Feb. 4 at the WKU Ticket Office at Diddle Arena

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