2 LDS contestants receive golden tickets on final season of 'American Idol'
Tyler Golden, NBC
At least two of the contestants on the 15th and final season of "American Idol" are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they both have experience on singing shows.
Madilyn Paige, from Provo, Utah, competed on the sixth season of “The Voice.” After being eliminated from the show, Paige released an EP. Paige also wrote a song for the LDS Church's 2015 Mutual theme album, according to lds.org.
Paige posted a picture on her Facebook page of a golden ticket, indicating she will move on to the next stage of the "American Idol" competition in Hollywood.
John Wayne Schulz has been on the "American Idol" stage before. According to Taste of Country, the Texas native made it to the top 40 contestant on season 10 before being eliminated. Schulz served an LDS mission, according to billboard.com.
Last night, he announced on Facebook that he is going back to Hollywood.
Both contestants auditioned for "American Idol" in Denver. Last night's season premiere did not show either audition.
Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com
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