America finally got a look at Ms. Lilly Scott last night on Idol. She got the nod from Simon Cowell and company to move forward to the next round of cuts after wowing them with a sterling rendition of "Lullaby of Birdland," a tune made famous by Ella Fitzgerald. If you ask us, Lilly did Ella justice last night.
"Well, Lilly, everything about you is refreshing," remarked Kara DioGuardi after Lilly sang. "I really like you. You're unique. You did your own thing. Very good."
Indeed, Kara. Indeed.
Sixteen-year-old Haeley Vaughn from Fort Collins also made it through to round two last night with a solid, albeit less steady handed, performance of "Change" by Taylor Swift.
It's a good look for Colorado. So far, we're two for two. You go, girls!
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