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iN VIDEO: B.C. teen gives American Idol performance from home during pandemic

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April 27, 2020 - 12:45 PM

A B.C. teen captivated her audience from her family's balcony during the latest episode of America Idol that aired this past weekend.

Lauren Spencer-Smith, 16, belted out her version of "Mama Knows Best" during the latest episode of American Idol, which aired Sunday night, April 26.

Contestants gave performances from different locations for Sunday's episode due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spencer-Smith is currently living at her family home on Sproat Lake, just outside of Port Alberni, during the pandemic.

“Not a horrible place to be quarantined... You sound so great, and it’s incredible you’re growing during a quarantine,” American Idol judge Katy Perry said, while dressed as a bottle of hand sanitizer.

The Juno Award nominee Spencer-Smith, who's been making waves belting out powerful renditions of pop songs on social media, joked she'd probably seen "every single episode of every single talent show" and has always wondered if she could one day try out for "The X Factor" or "American Idol."

The Nanaimo-based singer is currently in the Top 20, and performed for a spot in the Top 10 last night, according to an American Idol press release.

READ MORE: B.C. teen impresses American Idol judges

“For the first time ever, American Idol reaches audiences in an all-new way, as judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, host Ryan Seacrest, in-house mentor Bobby Bones and the Top 20 contestants participate from different locations,” the press release reads.

Although voting is now closed, watch for next week’s episode on ABC, Sunday, May 3, to see the results of the voting.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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