West Linn's Aubrey Cleland moves on to American Idol's top 40 - KPTV - FOX 12

West Linn's Aubrey Cleland moves on to American Idol's top 40

Posted: Updated: Feb 15, 2013 02:12 PM
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

An American Idol hopeful from West Linn has sung her way to the top 40 this season.

Aubrey Cleland continues to impress the judges on Idol.

This season of the show is her third time auditioning, and she said singing for this year's panel of judges is a dream come true.

"Mariah Carey, I've listened to her since I was born, ever since I can remember," Cleland said. "She's one of my idols and I was onstage singing one of her Christmas songs with her. It's surreal."

Cleland is headed to Las Vegas next, where the top 40 will battle it out in the semifinals.

Unfortunately, other local singers from the Portland area didn't make the cut on Idol. That includes Tyler Jacobson, who has ties to Longview.

"It wasn't a unanimous decision, but sometimes that's just how life works," Jacobson wrote on his Facebook page.

You can watch American Idol every Wednesday and Thursday on FOX 12.

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