From singing in a Burton thrift store to appearing on national television last night, Genavieve Linkowski of Goodrich is making a name for herself.

Some of you may remember seeing a video of Genavieve singing at the Volunteers of America Thrift Store in Burton last May. That video caught the eyes and ears of American Idol producers. Genavieve's audition in front of  American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan aired last night. Needless to say - Genavieve made the cut with a 'yes' from all three judges. With a golden ticket in hand, the Atlas Township teen celebrated with her parents and nine siblings.

I don't care if you like American Idol or not, this is an awesome accomplishment for a local and super talented teen. American Idol is not a show I typically watch - but I will be watching now. I hope to see Genavieve go far in this competition.

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