American Idol Audition of the Week: Leneshe Young

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American Idol took its show on the road to Louisville last night, and it saved the best for last.

Leneshe Young was the final contestant to audition on the program. An 18-year old from Cincinnati, this aspiring singer grew up in and out of homeless shelters. But it wasn't just a touching personal story that led to Young receiving a ticket to Hollywood.

As you can see in the video below, girl can sing! She belted out an original song for the judges:

Others that moved on to the next round last night included:

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]