Brielle Von Hugel looks kind of like Snooki. It has to be said.
With that information in our heads, it was a bit difficult to take this 17-year old seriously last night, as she belted out a version of Otis Reddings' "Sittin On the Dock of the Bay" for her first-ever live American Idol audition.
It didn't start very well, but picked up near the end and led to Steve Tyler praising the contestant's "sense of the blues," while Jennifer Lopez added that Brielle knows "what it is to entertain." Such compliments seemed to be masking the semifinalist's lack of a solid voice.
Where do you stand on Von Hugel? Watch and decide now: