Carly Smithson: A Second Chance on American Idol

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American Idol spoilers were partially correct:

An Irish singer with a professional background wowed judges during this year's auditions and will be advancing to Hollywood. Her name however, is no longer Carly Hennessy.

Having gotten married since she appeared on Idol's fifth season under that moniker, this crooner is now known as Carly Smithson. Nevertheless, she was still signed to a recording contract in 2005 and put out an album called "Ultimate High."

''Everything's been like right there in front of me â€" I just haven't been able to hold on to it,'' Smithson said, tearing up, after she was approved for Hollywood, adding that she planned to ''work really hard'' to advance in the competition.

Following Smithson's performance on American Idol season five (during which visa problems led to her disqualification), Paula Abdul told Kristin Dos Santos of E! that the "gorgeous Irish singing sensation" would "blow everyone away."

Now, she has a second chance to do so. Do you think she deserves one?



Carly Smithson Biography

Carly Smithson is an Irish singer who tried out for American Idol - and released an album - under the name of Carly Hennessy. She's... More »
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