Katie Stevens auditions for ‘American Idol’ (video)


American Idol Season 9: Last night, a group of friends and family members erupted in cheers as the judges of American Idol handed 16-year-old Katie Stevens a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Katie sang a tough song, At Last by Etta James, and there was no question about how brilliant the high school student was.

Katie comes from a Portuguese family and is very close to her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s. After her audition, she called her grandma, who wept with happiness, causing Ryan Seacrest to well up with tears.

Katie Stevens Audition Video