February 10, 2011 08:09 AM by Christine McDow
Emily Anne Reed came from Virginia to San Francisco to audition for American Idol. Her home just burned the weekend before, but she had faith that she could start a new life for herself as a recording artist. She sounded a little like Betty Boop, or Marilyn Monroe. The judges loved her “old timey voice” but Steven said no. Randy said yes. Did Jennifer send her through to Hollywood? Yep! Will she make it into the top 40 though? Click below to watch her audition again.