Casey Carlson received a golden ticket to Hollywood after her American Idol audition.

This Minneapolis native impressed judges on the show's eighth season. She's 20 years old, refers to herself as a "bubble tea maker" when asked her profession and sang “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton during her audition in Kansas City.

Carlson made the semifinal round of 36 on the show. We're proud of her for the achievement.