Guys, “American Idol” has finally found a real reason for you to tune in. During the 13th season’s premier, the show made a stop in Boston and came up with gold in the form of New England Patriots cheerleader Stephanie Petronelli.
Rocking her Sunday best, Petronelli belted Grace Potter’s “Paris (Ooh La La).” She didn’t have enough to sway Harry Connick Jr., but she did impress Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. With two votes, Petronelli received a golden ticket and is headed to Hollywood.
But did the fans like her? Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.
Thanks for all the followers but I’m sorry to disappoint you all, I am not the Stephanie Petronelli singing beautifully on American Idol — Stephanie (@spetronelli) January 16, 2014
Has Stephanie Petronelli auditioned before? The name sounds familiar. But I’d have to pass.
— Idol360 (@Idol360) January 16, 2014
Stephanie Petronelli is FINE #AmericanIdol and she can sing Yo #63190
— Charlie (@CharlieKinnison) January 16, 2014
She’s a Patriots cheerleader, Stephanie Petronelli, she’s gorgeous — John Le (@_John_Le) January 16, 2014
Stephanie Petronelli – “Ooh La La” was a great audition choice. She’s got sass, charisma and is good, just needs a lil work. #AmericanIdol
— ♫ Menox ♫ (@MenoxMusic) January 16, 2014
Liked that rasp from Stephanie Petronelli #AmericanIdol Will it still be there when her voice is better? Shanon Wilson has a lotta power
— Robert Anton (@SoUWanaBaSinger) January 16, 2014
— Kaylan (@Kay_Denae98) January 16, 2014