AMERICAN IDOL: San Francisco Auditions: AMERICAN IDOL will begin its 15th – and farewell – season with a special two-night, four-hour premiere event Wednesday, Jan. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. AMERICAN IDOL continues on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Pictured: Contestant Malie Delgado auditions in front of the judges at AMERICAN IDOL. © 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Becker / FOX.

Malie Delgado – Chariot by Gretchen Wilson – She was Miss Alaska, 2014. She had never done a pageant before in her life. That led to an on air radio job. Ryan Seacrest is syndicated on her station. She begins rapping in the middle of this Gretchen Wilson song, which is a mistake. But other than that, she’s got a strong and soulful country voice, along with an appealing personality. Harry calls her a pretty aquamarine blue. Meaning, I guess, it’s going to be a dogfight between the girls with the pretty voices. Harry thinks she’s a star, however.

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