Slidell singer had to teach Katy Perry how to pronounce 'étouffée'

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The celebration comes months after her first audition in Asheville, North Carolina and numerous Skype interviews and singing auditions, she was invited by producers to audition for the celebrity judges in Nashville.

"I let it get to me in the wrong way".

Finn, who auditioned on "American Idol" months ago, officially announced her move forward in the show on Sunday night after the final audition episode aired on ABC.

"No, no, no. I think you did", Perry assured Lucia. When the judges gave her three "Yes's" she was on her way.

The season 16 hopeful came in with a rattle on one foot and a resonator guitar (or resophonic guitar) in tow, telling Perry that she is one of her biggest influences and that they have a connection as they both got started out performing at L.A.'s Hotel Café. The singer was accompanied to the auditions by her father, who she said has been supporting her dream of being a musician since she was a little girl.

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Did they make it?

Perry went out to grab the dad to break the fake bad news, while Barrett waited in the room, hiding the golden ticket, and pretended to be sad.

"Never", the judges resoundingly concurred.

"That's all I want to hear", Perry replied, but we're pretty sure she'd like to hear more of that voice too. American Idol airs Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. on 6abc.

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