She captured the hearts of many in East Tennessee with her Southern charm and vivacious vocals, and sadly, a long journey to be the next American Idol has come to a close.
After two attempts, the third time was the charm for Oliver Springs native Janelle Arthur. She tried out for American Idol three years straight and wanted to crack the top 40.
This year, her hard work and determination paid off, reaching the final five contestants before leaving last week.
Janelle joined us live in the 10News studio to talk about her Los Angeles lifestyle and her future after American Idol. You can view the entire interview in the video above.