Of course, we do have a reason for watching this season. Katie Stevens, a very good friend of my niece Kristen, auditioned. Katie and Kristen have performed in numerous theater productions here in Connecticut. We've seen Katie perform many times and she's really talented – a triple threat who can sing, dance and act. If she comes across like a sweet, nice gal on TV, that's because she is! She's now in the top 8, which cheers us up immensely.
My husband and I vote for her every time, most of the time practically during the entire two hours allotted for voting. Seems like we don't have a life, huh!
Of course, I'M the one who gets so invested with what's going on. I became a fan of the AI9 Contestants Facebook fan page just so I can monitor people's comments about her performance. We've seen her perform marvelously, so we have an idea what she's capable of. For a while though, I thought her TV performances were underwhelming. Until lately.
I understand why Simon insists on her going the country music route. She's got this wholesome look kind of like Taylor Swift and Leann Rimes (a younger Leann Rimes, I mean).
Thanks to Katie, we are now AI viewers! Who would've thought that was possible?