January 25, 2007 02:30 AM by Joe Reality
Rachel Zevita is an eighteen year old from New York, New York. Rachel
goes to school for Opera, and she said if they found out that she was
at the American Idol auditions that she might get kicked out and lose
In her New York audition, Rachel Zevita first sang “Eternal Life” by Jeff Buckley. Carol Bayer Sager said she liked it and requested another song. For her second song, Rachel sang “Get Here (If You Can).” Then Randy Jackson requested a little Opera, so for her third song, Rachel sang Opera.
Simon Cowell said “Well, this is all a bit of a guessing game now, Rachel. We’ve heard three different songs, who do you want to be?” Rachel replied “American Idol,I can sing anything, every week you guys pick a different theme, I can sing anything.” Simon clarified that he wasn’t criticizing but wanted to know who she would like to be. Rachel said “I would like to be me, and me, I’m a singer, songwriter, and a rock star.”
Carol, Randy, and Paula all said yes to Rachel going to Hollywood, and Simon Cowell just said “You’re all coming to Hollywood.” After her audition, Rachel offered this message, “The South has had a lockdown on American Idol. This year it’s New York. We need some life, we need some color, some excitement, it’s me.”