Alyssa Siebken got her victory selfie with Ryan Seacrest.
The 20-year-old from Fremont, Neb., made the American Idol host promise to pose for a photo with her if she earned a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Well, it didn’t come easy.
Alyssa performed an acoustic version of Waka Flocka Flame’s rap tune, “No Hands.”
She showed a remarkable ability to squeeze out a ton of lyrics in a very short period of time, but Harry Connick Jr. deemed her voice not quite ready for prime time.
Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban disagreed, with the former praising her breath control and the latter saying he’s eager to see “where you go.”
In her Road to Hollywood video, Alyssa makes it clear she’s another contestant who wants to prove even a gal from a small town can make big dreams come true.
She points to her dad as a major musical influence; he’s apparently a drummer who performs around her hometown.
“Hopefully, I can just go bigger and better than Nebraska,” Alyssa says.
“I think I’m really unique to this competition because of my personality,” she adds. “I’m super outgoing. I think that shows in my music as well because I’m not afraid to take those bigger and bolder moves.”
As a result, she thinks she can bring excitement to the competition in Season 13.
I’ve embedded three covers from Alyssa below. If you’d like to hear more, head to her YouTube channel.
For profiles of more than 90 other Season 13 contestants, head here.
“We Are Never Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift cover)
“Want U Back” (Cher Lloyd cover)
“Farewell” (Rihanna cover)