Oklahoma singers move ahead on American Idol
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Oklahoma is representing well, on American Idol, with not one but two contestants from the state moving ahead to Hollywood. Trevor McBane from Savanna, Oklahoma is a goat farmer, who won the judges’ approvals. Also, Kenedee Rittenhouse who grew up in Checotah, idolizing Carrie Underwood, will advance to the next round.
“I wasn’t emotional in the moment like at the audition because I knew I couldn’t be like I had to put that aside. But now that I have a chance to let it out, it’s like awesome. And I did so much better than I thought I did and I sounded so much better than I thought I did,” said Rittenhouse, as she watched the broadcast with her family.
She was the little girl, who got the chance to sing with Underwood, in the fifth grade and that video was shown for all to see on American Idol. Her mother, Bernita Rittenhouse, says she always knew Kenedee had talent, early in her life.
“It is very exciting to me because Kenedee had a talent, I saw it when she was two years old. I just saw it,” said her mother.
Kenedee says she is excited about the next round of American Idol, but that’s all she would say.
“I am proud of myself either way because I feel like I might have shown the judges that I have what it takes you know and have something to offer."