, who was raised in Mesa, made it to the final five on American Idol but she won't be going on. On April 30th she was voted off American Idol.
Brooke White © Kevin Winter/Getty
I'll be honest. After her false start during last week's performance, I had already written this blog, ready for her to be eliminated when, surprisingly, she was given a reprieve and Carly was voted off. In March I predicted who the top 4 would be
and I included Brooke in that group. I think that Brooke's style didn't really grab the voting public; there wasn't quite enough versatility to her vocals and her performance skills weren't as striking as some of the other contestants. Still, it's clear that Brooke White is immensely talented, and I'm certain she'll have a wonderful singing career. Arizona is proud of you, Brooke!
On other local American Idol news, did you hear that Jordin Sparks had to cut short her national tour with Alicia Keyes to recover from a vocal hemorrhage? That doesn't sound good, but with rest, she says it is not career-threatening. We hope that's true.