"One contender for the long haul will be Kellie Pickler, a 19-year-old skating waitress who was the first of several contestants with sad stories to share. Pickler's mom left her family when she was three, her dad's in prison, and she lives with her grandfather in Albemarle, N.C.American Idol is providing me with hours and hours of enjoyable entertainment this season.
'I have nothing to go home for,' she said sadly, in the video clip that almost always means success. Indeed, Pickler belted out some Kelly Clarkson, got passed through to Hollywood, and immediately broke down in tears.
'That's a nice girl — that's the one I'd like to see win,' Simon actually said."
Friday, January 27, 2006
Pick Kellie Pickler
Another North Carolina ‘Idol’? - American Idol - MSNBC.com: