Lakeland, Fla. native Kimmy Gabriela managed to wow America before viewers even got to watch her audition, because her singing is featured in the American Idol promotional teaser that was released in December.
Around the one-minute mark, you can hear the range of this incredibly talented vocalist and see all of the judges shower her in praise.
If you're anything like us and Kimmy is your newest obsession, keep reading for everything you need to know about this American Idol hopeful—including how to follow her on social media, and how far she makes it in the competition.
Thanks to her incredible voice, Kimmy has nearly 100k followers on Instagram.
Soon after we caught Kimmy Gabriela's audition on American Idol, we ran to find her online and were shocked to see that she had already amassed an impressive following of 97.1k on Instagram (@kimmygabriela__).
And it's not hard to understand why. While Kimmy does post the occasional cute selfie, the majority of her Instagram posts are videos of her incredible vocal performances. With each one, she covers a new earworm, and even generously invites her followers to suggest what they want to hear her sing.
"Just doing some videos for fun, nothin too serious ;)," Kimmy writes by way of bio, and we're living for the breezy chill she emanates, as well as the fact that she can literally make any song sound amazing, from Radiohead's "Creep" to The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" — in Spanish!
When her followers told her she needed to become famous, namely by taking her incredible vocal talents to a competition show of sorts, it seems she beat them to it. "You guys are always telling me I should try and go out and chase my dreams and audition for a show so... I did!" she wrote on Jan. 17.
"You guys have no idea how much your kind words and support mean to me and I'm so excited to share this experience with you all!," she continued.
How far along does Kimmy Gabriela make it on 'American Idol'?
Kimmy is just getting started showing off her incredible voice to American audiences. Keep reading for some spoilers about how far she makes it in the competition show but if you want to enjoy American Idol live, this is a good place to stop reading.
So, for you curious folk: Kimmy Gabriela wows the judges at her audition, and makes it to the Top 40. Once there, she sings "Sorry, Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato and does so well she lands among the Top 20 contestants.
We absolutely cannot wait to see the next few weeks of American Idol and watch Kimmy advance all the way to the top. While it's impossible to say just yet whether she will end up taking home the title of "American Idol," it certainly seems possible from where we're sitting.
New episodes of American Idol air Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.