Haeley Vaughn is a 16-year old from Fort Collins, Colorado. The American Idol judges simply loved her rendition of “Last Name” by Carrie Underwood and she received a ticket to Hollywood.

This aspiring country singer weighed just two pounds when she was born. Her dad passed away when she was 10 and Haeley has a unique goal: She wants to be the African-American Underwood or female Darius Rucker.

We like her a lot and wish her the best.

** Vaughn was eliminated after her second live performance.