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'American Idol' Recap: Bipolar Teen Wants To Be Known For More Than Disorder

Thu, January 26, 2012 2:56am EDT by 10 Comments
American Idol Auditions
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Watch this 17-year-old girl’s audition and tell us if you think she’ll get beyond Hollywood week!

We have to admit, season 11 American Idol auditions in Aspen, Colorado Jan. 25 left a lot to be desired. However, there were a couple people who caught our eye — including 17-year-old Shelby Tweten from Minnesota, who suffers from bipolar disorder.

The beautiful teen was diagnosed last year and her one outlet is singing. For her audition, she belted out “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood and the judges ate it up.

“You feel this as a singer,” Randy Jackson raved. “I think everyone knows, big yes,” Jennifer Lopez, who seemed truly touched.

It wasn’t the best audition we’ve ever seen, but Shelby definitely has a great voice. Do you think she’ll make it past Hollywood week to tell her story?

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