More than 100 girls made it to Hollywood Week on American Idol — two Kentucky girls advanced this far: Kelly Casey and Lauren Mink — but only 76 girls remained after the first round cuts.
The group round twist: they didn’t get to pick their own groups. In one night, they have to agree on a song from a list of 20; arrange it; then choreograph it. Nineteen groups of girls must perform, accompanied by the Idol band — performing together, but judged and eliminated individually.
Winchester gal Lauren Mink bonded with her Raising Cane group, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.” They all advanced. Mink said “This is what I worried about the most.”
“Almost Famous” is up next, and does not fare so well.
Tonight is curtains for Chicago favorite Brandy Neeley.
Tune in tomorrow night.