'American Idol' judges slammed for Kaylin Hedges' 'pity platinum ticket' as she reunites with Army dad
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kaylin Hedges reunited with her father who is in the Army as she received a Platinum Ticket on 'American Idol'. Despite the reunion moving the fans, they were left pondering whether she was the right fit for the Platinum Ticket.
Kailyn, 15, told her story to 'American Idol' fans. Her father is in the Army, and she says he motivates her. Kaylin performs 'I'm Already There' by Lonestar. Judge Katy Perry looks at Kaylin during the performance in awe. But how did Kailyn's tryout actually go?
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Kaylin spent her childhood performing at county festivals. She moved to New York as her father was stationed in the service. Fans were perplexed as to how that works. One of them tweeted, "Wait so her dad deployed so she can sing? That makes no f***ing sense." He's missed her birthday for the ninth year in a run. Fans are aware of what is to come.
#AmericanIdol Wait so her dad deployed so she can sing? That makes no fucking sense.— Virginia LUFC (@LUFCVirginia) February 27, 2023
Kaylin has been in New York City, honing her art. She has a lovely tone and a heavy tremolo. The song is about a father who is away. It's clearly upsetting for her. The lyric was flat, but she soars on the refrain.
Luke Bryan believed she was using falsetto a lot until she started singing high notes. The judges have footage of dad expressing his feelings for her. "Look around," he concludes the message. And just like that, he's right there. Who could have predicted that? Nonetheless, it's a very moving reconciliation. It's also a treat for her mom. Kaylin not only gets a brief reconciliation with her father but also receives a Platinum Ticket to Nashville.
'Bet if dad wasnt military she wouldnt get it'
After Kaylin won the Platinum Ticket, a fan said, ""My Dad's missed my birthday 9 years in a row (but getting that ticket to Hollywood will heal all that pain" -- yeah, I don't know girl."
Another fan added, "I vote no because of her giggling after every sentence." Judging the choice of their place of reunion, a fan sighed, "So they decide to reunite on #AmericanIdol ..." Questioning how she got a Platinum Ticket, one fan asked, "Another crier makes it through. NO idea how she rated a platinum ticket!!"
"My Dad's missed my birthday 9 years in a row (but getting that ticket to Hollywood will heal all that pain" -- yeah, I don't know girl 🙄#AmericanIdol— Josh Kennon (@skatefan78) February 27, 2023
I vote no because of her giggling after every sentence. #AmericanIdol— Kelli (Detroit 6/10)✨️ (@alltooke11) February 27, 2023
So they decide to reunite on #AmericanIdol...🥴🥴🥴— Alexis 💞💕💕 (@lexiwilltell) February 27, 2023
Another crier makes it through.— Baron Von Awesome (@CappyD) February 27, 2023
NO idea how she rated a platinum ticket!!#AmericanIdol
An angry fan slammed the whole scenario and wrote, "Is such woke bullsh$t i literally can’t watch." Betting she wouldn't get the Platinum Ticket if it weren't for the reunion, a fan wrote, "Ashley yes.. but she wasnt platinum ticket good.. such a reach #AmericanIdol bet if dad wasnt military she wouldnt get it."
One fan also wondered, "Uhh is this a pity platinum ticket?" Another added, "Wait, that was the platinum ticket? She shouldn't even have gotten a golden one."
Is such woke bullsh$t i literally can’t watch #AmericanIdol— Dave (@DavidHe48514564) February 27, 2023
ashley yes.. but she wasnt platinum ticket good.. such a reach #AmericanIdol bet if dad wasnt military she wouldnt get it— john smithneil (@JSmithneil) February 27, 2023
uhh is this a pity platinum ticket? 😅 #AmericanIdol— brina 🌻 (@pandaricehat) February 27, 2023
Wait, that was the platinum ticket? She shouldn't even have gotten a golden one. #AmericanIdol— Grace (@reality__grace) February 27, 2023
'American Idol' Season 21 airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET on ABC.
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