Illinois is Home to One of This Year’s American Idol Top 3 Contestants
Ladies and gentlemen, get to know Leah Marlene!
American Idol will always be the biggest and more noteworthy reality competition. It was the original show to find the next superstar and from that show we have been introduced to HUGE names, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson... and now Leah Marlene.
Maybe you already know Leah. It's a possibility! She's from right here in Illinois. Leah Marlene grew up a few hours away from the Stateline in Normal. Illinois and Normal is celebrating big tonight with a concert honoring Leah on East Beaufort Street. First there will be a parade that starts at 6 p.m. followed by that concert at 7:30pm according to WGLT. Leah graduated from Normal West High School just before the pandemic in 2019. Not only does she get a parade and a chance to perform for her town, today is also 'Leah Marlene Day,' in Normal.
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I love this story so much. I also love that this year's American Idol contestants are already out making music!
Here's a clip of her song, Flowers, which sounds pretty amazing if you ask me.
Leah will compete in the finale on Sunday May 22 against her fellow Top 3 Finalists, Huntergirl and Noah Thompson.