Congrats! We will be following you every step of the way.

How cool is this? We have someone representing the state of Maine on American Idol! Julia Gagnon blew the room away yet again last night, with a powerful rendition of the classic "And I'm Telling You, I'm Not Going" from "Dreamgirls."

At first, when Lionel Richie was about to break the news, he used that little trick where you get the impression that maybe she didn't make the cut, but you can hold back that much talent, so Julia moves on as part of the Top 24!

Just by reading some of the comments from the American Idol Facebook page, Julia already has a ton of fans who think she has what it takes to win the whole thing!

Evelyn Ann Murphy
Wow was blown away !!She was killing that song!! Such a powerful voice!!!

Darci R Green
Bring it…..Congratulations Absolutely amazing!

Jamie Goin Francis
She's a firecracker  definitely blessed with that voice awesome job u go gurl

Sandra Burnett
Powerhouse! Star in the making.

Sandy Bernard
Am what a Gift she has indeed
Linda Holmes
She has a huge, amazing voice! Great job!

Tanisha M Sanchez-Ubarry
Literal goose bumps! Top 5 for me!

Elan Namath
Wow what an amazing vocal talent you are

Mary White
Love her.She's from my home state of Maine praying for her

If you don't know Julia's backstory, she is from Cumberland, attends the University of Southern Maine, and in her moving audition mentioned that she recently found her birth mother in Guatemala, and she's trying to accomplish something big, to make her proud.

She is well on her way.

Check out her amazing first audition that landed her that Platinum Ticket, hear her incredible life story that got her to this point, and don't forget to watch her in the Top 24, Sundays & Mondays at 8 pm, on ABC 7, or stream it on Hulu.

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