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A 15-year-old contestant on American Idol wowed judges during her audition with an acapella cover of Motley Crue’s “Live Wire.”

Casey Bishop, who told the judges panel of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan that she’s a big rock fan, put a blues spin on the Crue tune from their 1981 debut album Too Fast For Love. While the judges seemed a bit apprehensive at first, Bishop quickly won the judges over and stunned them with her vocal range. Bishop then followed up her crew performance with a cover of “My Funny Valentine.”

Bryan was so impressed by Bishop that he predicted she’ll win to whole season saying, “I think she’s the damn winner of ‘American Idol.’ Period. It’s evident.”

Bishop hails from Estero, Fla. and per Fort Myers News-Press, she took part in virtual auditions before her in-person audition filmed for the show. “I just auditioned for some producers on my mom’s iPad, and it went great. Here I am (laughs),” the teen told the outlet. Bishop will now head to Hollywood for the next phase of auditions.

American Idol airs on ABC on Sundays at 8 PM.


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