Tessa Kate earned a ticket to Hollywood at American Idol’s auditions in Omaha. (FOX Photo)
Tessa Kate earned a ticket to Hollywood at American Idol's auditions in Omaha. (FOX Photo)

Tessa Kate wound up being the very last singer we met during American Idol's audition episodes.

And her version of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" certainly ended the auditions on a bright note, and not just because of the multi-colored dress she donned for the occasion.

Harry Connick Jr., often the toughest judge to please, said he "really dug" her performance and complimented her on having "a classic, timeless sound."

And so the 25-year-old from Harrison, Ark., breezed into the Hollywood round, effectively shaking off the case of nerves the hit her just before she performed.

To learn more about Tessa and listen to some of her music, head here.



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