Hallie Day on American Idol: From Suicide to Superstar?

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Darn you, American Idol.

Every season, we know the opening rounds will feature a number of sob stories. We know you'll contrive various situations and shove certain contestants down our eye sockets because they have an interesting personal tale - and yet, every season, we fall for it.

Case in from last night's Pittsburgh auditions: Hallie Day, a 24-year old from Baltimore who dropped out of high school and admitted that she attempted suicide years ago. But now she's on the road to recovery and, following her take on Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," the aspiring artist "could win," said Jennifer Lopez.

Watch her audition now and learn about her background now:

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Stay strong girl! You can go all the way...

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I know her! I spent some time with her when she lived in Mass. Very nice girl.

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Dear Hallie day, your going to be a stare, you go girl keep it up, there are talent scouts out there

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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