Baylie Brown Earns Her Place on ‘American Idol’ With Countrified Bon Jovi Cover
Baylie Brown didn't sing a country song in her audition for 'American Idol,' but somehow, she managed to shine as a country star. The Nashville, Tenn. native trekked down to Houston, Texas to show the judges what she's worth -- for a second time -- with Bon Jovi's 'Bed of Roses.'
Brown first tried her luck during Season 6 of 'Idol,' when she was just 16. Much like this go-round, the pearly-whites singer made it through to Hollywood, but her run for the dream came to a screeching halt when she reached the group round and found that she couldn't get along with her peers.
Now 21, Brown assures that with added age she's also grown more mature -- and the judges noticed that her talent has grown, also. Even though she laid down a rock song, Bon Jovi's 'Bed of Roses,' she couldn't have been more country in her delivery, which was something the judges also picked up on.
"She was a little baby, but she was almost there," Randy Jackson shared with Jennifer Lopez, recalling Brown's first attempt. Then, he directed his attention to the contestant, saying, "But I tell you what, you got significantly better. Three yeses, you're through to Hollywood! Baylie Brown is back!"
After the fact, Lopez commented that Brown's name is "a country star name," and we couldn't agree more. With her Nashville roots and clear country influence, this young hopeful could be the next Carrie Underwood.
Watch Baylie Brown Perform Bon Jovi's 'Bed of Roses' on 'American Idol'