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.

Casey Carlson Quotes

I'm obsessed with dresses and boots, oh and ice chewing.

Casey Carlson

I feel like a huge part of learning comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone in order to get some good old fashioned culture shock. There is so much wisdom to be found in every corner of the world, and it is just waiting to be discovered.

Casey Carlson