by Hilton Hater at

How far can young and cute carry Katie Stevens and Katelyn Epperly this season on American Idol?

It's a question worth asking because these two semifinalists don't have the strongest voices on the show.

But Stevents, at least, has the most moving personal story of any contestant: she's extremely close to her grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. The Boston native says she'd love nothing more than to achieve her dreams while her grandmother is still relatively cognizant.

Epperly, meanwhile, is a 19-year old from Iowa. She plays the piano and has served as the vocalist for Katelyn & the Bruises, a folk rock band.

Compare the hopefuls below and then vote in our poll...

  • Katie
  • Katelyn Epperly Promo Pic

Which semifinalist will go farther on American Idol?

 

We also encourage readers to sound off on a showdown between Michelle Delamor and Paige Miles. Which of these singers will do the best?

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by Hilton Hater at

On last night's American Idol audition show in Los Angeles, viewers were introduced to a pair of rumored finalists:

  1. Andrew Garcia
  2. Chris Golightly

We've previewed both those contestants, as readers can click on the links above to read more about each.

Up now in our season nine preview: Katie Stevens. The 17-year old auditioned in Boston with a rendition of "At Last" by Etta James. She received anonymous approval for Hollywood.

It will be hard not to root for Stevens in the upcoming rounds.

She speaks fluent Portuguese and is especially close to her grandmother, an Alzheimer's disease patient. As you can see above, this high school student from  Middlebury, Connecticut also plays guitar.

Relive her American Idol audition below and chime in with your thoughts on her potential.

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