Katelyn Epperly starts 'American Idol' in Chicago off, singing Duffy's "Syrup and Honey." She's got the same interesting vocal tone, a good look with the blonde curls and intense eyes.

Shania likes her, Kara wants something more perky; it's obvious everyone is going to like her, she has a good voice, good look, and a good story -- her dad divorced her mom, which spurred her to try out for the show (doesn't make much sense but it gives people a reason to root for her).

She's through; not that excited about her, but she can sing.

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