Peoria’s own hits national stage on American Idol

yourvalley.net - 03-21

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Seventeen-year-old Callie Young was born and raised in Peoria, but she has been spending some time in Hollywood lately in front of some pretty big names. Ms. Young is a contestant on American Idol this season and has unanimously been given the go-ahead by the show’s panel of famous gate-keepers — Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Thanks to their approval, she has broken through thousands of auditioners nationwide to reach Hollywood Week, where 190 contestants will be narrowed down to only 50.