BY ELLEN ROSSOW
Music industry freshman, Andrina Brogden, is going to Hollywood! For the past few weeks, rumors of the freshman’s involvement on the hit TV show, “American Idol” have been flying.
After last Thursday’s episode, all rumors have been confirmed.
Standing in the tiny room, waiting for the light to turn green, Brogden was nervous.
When expressing her feelings about her experience, she couldn’t seem to say “it didn’t seem real” enough times, especially having the opportunity to stand in front of three famous stars.
Brogden sang her own rendition of Beyonce’s “Halo,” which the judges felt showed her “more than above average” voice well, even though she was quite nervous. Despite liking her overall, she still got some mixed reviews from the judges, as they all seemed to wonder if her voice was actually Idol worthy. Fortunately for Brogden, Keith Urban believed in her, saying that she has growing to do because she is from a small town.
Brogden is greatful for their honesty.
“It was criticism that I needed to hear,” she said.
Brodgen had been dreaming about auditioning for Idol for years. She has her mom to thank for finally giving her the push she needed to go.
“She said, ‘We’re going,’” Brogden said.
The trip to Omaha was a not an easy one. According to Brodgen, she spent the entire trip filled with anxiety, but her family was there to comfort her, and she filled the time practicing.
Once arriving in Omaha, Brogden said she was astonished by the amount of people there, but she was quick to make friends.
“I met some cool people in line,” she said.
Even though she was nervous, Brogden is ectatic that she saw the opportunity and took it and encourages her fellow Dragons to take chances when they can.
“Follow your dreams,” she said.