Altas Township resident Genavieve Linkowski auditioned for the rebooted American Idol
last night and the 19-year-old blew judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie out of the water.
Richie compared Linkowski to a young Celine Dion, later tweeting to the iconic singer to check her out.
Luke Bryan repeatedly commented that Linkowski had "magic" in her voice, noting she has a ton of raw talent.
Katy Perry, however, seemed less than thrilled by the young ingénue, but gave her a pass since she consented to be "molded" and coached.
All three judges gave Linkowkis a "yes," and thus she advances to the next round of auditions.
Linkowski, a self-described homeschool teacher, helps her parents teach and care for her nine younger siblings.
Watch the entire audition below.
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