Browsers may block some cookies by default. Click accept to allow advertising partners to use cookies and serve more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.
ashley-hess-american-idol-1552077074528.jpg
Source: ABC

Ashley Hess' Singing Has Gone Viral Before 'American Idol'

By Anna Quintana

We don't know how the judges are able to narrow down the contestants on American Idol, but it is clear that one singer is already a standout. 

Ashley Hess impressed Luke Bryant, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry during her Season 2 audition — and revealed she didn't always plan to be a singer, despite her spot-on performance of Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why." "My journey to music is not typical," she explained. "I'd gone to school thinking I wanted to be a dental hygienist and realized cleaning people's teeth was not for me and I've always loved music. I think I have what it takes." 

Ashley serenaded Katy, Luke, and Lionel during her audition.