OMAHA, Neb. -- You saw her on American Idol on Thursday night. Caitlin Davis is a University of Kansas student who looks like most other students on campus. She recently was accepted into the KU School of Nursing. She said she loves nursing, but if she had to choose, singing would be her absolute favorite thing to do.
"It's a huge part of my life. I listen to music every day so I don't know what my life would be without music," she said.
Davis hasn't always been her own best cheerleader. She said others have encouraged her to put her voice in the spotlight.
"My family and my friends have always pushed me to sing," she said.
So she sat, nervously adjusting her hair and sipping water, waiting for her chance to wow the judges with her version of Boston's "Foreplay/Long Time." She hoped her rendition charmed the judges enough to start her own version of a former Idol's career.
"Probably Carrie Underwood. Since she went through the same thing, I'm just really inspired by her and how she stayed true to herself," Davis said.
So while her classmates will be chanting “Rock Chalk Jayhawk,” Davis will be singing her own tune, she hopes on her way to international stardom. Davis got her golden ticket, and she's headed off to Hollywood! You can watch her progress right here on FOX 4 every Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.