Sophomore Aubrey Cleland wows American Idol judges with her version of ‘Sweet Dreams’

This week the judges of American Idol had nothing but rave reviews for Chapman University sophomore Aubrey Cleland after she nailed the sudden death round with a version of Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams.  Nikki Minaj said she was “obsessed” with Cleland. Keith Urban thought she was “the whole thing.” Mariah Carey said she was “limitless” and hoped Cleland would continue.

And that’s where viewers come in. Cleland is one of the 20 contestants still standing in the singing talent competition. Fan voting now determines which 10 contestants get to continue in the Fox television show that ultimately turns one talented but undiscovered vocal artist into America’s next star. Next week viewers can vote for their favorite contestant via phone, text, online or through the American Idol app. American Idol will air live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. on Fox. Thursday night the top 10 will be revealed.

Read more about the West Linn, Ore., native at The Oregonian online.

Dawn Bonker

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