From Neshaminy to the world, American Idol competitor charms audiences

Neshaminy High School senior Catie Turner had a dream to com­pete on the ABC-TV reboot of the pop­u­lar show American Idol, and she did­n’t let a lit­tle thing like rejec­tion from her first audi­tion stop her from ful­fill­ing that dream.

With an ener­getic, quirky style and a singing voice that some have com­pared to a young Taylor Swift, Catie has become a famil­iar pres­ence to the 10 mil­lion view­ers of the show across the nation and is one of ten final­ists com­pet­ing in week­ly live broad­casts from Los Angeles.