'American Idol' Season 18: Meet Hannah Prestige, a mother who beat addiction and left fans in tears

'American Idol' Season 18: Meet Hannah Prestige, a mother who beat addiction and left fans in tears
Hannah Prestige, Curt Jones (ABC/Eliza Morse)

We have had a whole lot of emotional auditions on 'American Idol' Season 18 in the past two weeks ever since it premiered, but one audition that hit viewers in the right spot was that of Hannah Prestige. The 24-year-old singer from Rockdale, Texas left many sobbing.

'American Idol' Season 18 returned on February 23 night for an all new episode and judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie returned to their panel with in-house mentor Bobby Bones and host Ryan Seacrest. 

Ending the episode were married couple Curt Jones and Hannah Prestige, who are known as Treble Soul. They met six years ago while performing at Nashville's Lower Broadway district. The couple fell in love and have been married for three years now. They auditioned together hoping they both would get a golden ticket to Hollywood.



Curt was the first to perform. He sang his rendition of 'Help Me Hold On' by Travis Tritt. Hannah performed next and sang her original song 'Day by Day'. Prior to her performance, she shared that the song is based on her relationship with Curt.

Hannah said that three months after dating, they were pregnant with their first child. During her pregnancy, she started to have an issue with her kidney that put both her and her daughter's life in danger. Her health issues insisted that she be given hydrocodone, which in turn turned into her addiction even after childbirth. 

"I watched the most beautiful woman I've never seen in my life kind of fade away into this ghost I never knew," her husband Curt shared. Hannah said she "didn't even show up at my own house to put the presents under the Christmas tree."

After Curt gave her an ultimatum, she decided to quit and has been sober for the past year. When she performed her original song, the pain could be felt in her voice. Though Curt didn't get a golden ticket, Hannah received one and is heading over to Hollywood. 



Taking to Twitter after the episode fans shared how emotional the audition made them. "Hannah and Curt have me crying!! So happy for them, I hope Hannah goes far #AmericanIdol," a fan wrote. 

"Curt has a really nice voice and if he wants to keep pursuing music i think hes still got a chance for sure. But Hannah, she was ready yesterday. Shes gonna make a deep run this year. Watch! #AmericanIdol @Hanky_tennessee @_TrebleSoul," a fan shared.

Another said, "I have a super early flight tomorrow - and after watching @_TrebleSoul Hannah and Curt's story - my eyes will be swollen shut! Everyone at the airport will think I have that virus... @AmericanIdol #AmericanIdol." 

"Ugh this show absolutely wrecks me. Literally started tearing up when they told Hannah she’s going to Hollywood #AmericanIdol," a fan shared. While another wrote, "Hannah I am proud of you! whether you win this or not you are a WINNER! You overcame something extreme and you should be proud!" 


'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday night only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.

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