More auditions for the 15th and final season of “American Idol” have aired since the Jan. 6 premiere, and more LDS contestants are going to Hollywood.
Amber Lynn Stoppel auditioned in Denver, with a friend accompanying her on the guitar. In December, Stoppel performed in the Salt Lake City Mass Choir’s Christmas Celebration.
She posted a picture of a golden ticket on Instagram, indicating she's moving to next round of the competition in Los Angeles.
Well I'm so sorry that they didn't show our audition (yet😉) but I'm so excited to finally share that we are going to HOLLYWOOD!!! And I can't believe I get to go on this awesome journey with my best friend. No one else in this competition is luckier. #IdolPremiere #idolauditions #hollywood #goldenticket
Bri Ray also auditioned for the show. In 2015, Ray was chosen as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar, an award given to only 140 students that year, according to the Daily Herald. The Daily Herald also reported that she started an anti-bullying program, “A Place for Everyone,” which she has presented to more than 15,000 students in school assemblies. She is also featured in the 2014 mutual theme music video, "Come Unto Christ."
Ray posted a photo of her golden ticket on Facebook.
Johanna Jones auditioned in Denver as well. Jones is from Las Vegas. She is studying commercial music at Brigham Young University. She has been a member of BYU Jazz Voices and is featured in the BYU Jazz Voices "Valentine’s Medley."
Jones posted a picture from her audition on her Facebook page.
Jennifer Blosil auditioned for the show in Philadelphia. Blosil, from Orem, has performed at Provo's Velour Live Music Gallery, according to The Digital Universe.
Blosil's audition aired during the Jan. 13 episode.
Blosil posted a picture from her audition on her Facebook.
These four will join LDS contestants Madilyn Paige and John Wayne Schulz in Hollywood. Read more about Paige and Shulz here.
Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com