Oliver Springs native and American Idol contestant Janelle Arthur sang Montgomery Gentry's song "Gone," on Wednesday's episode of Idol. We also got to see a shot of Janelle's family, who made the trip from Oliver Sprints.
Janelle's hometown watched her too. Oliver Springs hosted a community-wide watch party at City Hall, and American Idol had a crew there filming, too.
Those who know and love Janelle say they couldn't be prouder.
"I'm so proud of her, I can't stand it. I don't even know what to say, there's just not words. I wish I could come up with something eloquent to say, but I mean when I'm at home I scream, I get goosebumps every time I see her," said Janelle's cousin, Jessi Giles.
Janelle is in the top 10. Votes will be tallied later this week, and we'll get to find out if she can continue on.