While East Hartford’s Ashlee Feliciano has been garnering a lot of attention since American Idol’s premiere Wednesday night, Connecticut has two other contestants with a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Erin Christine and Rebekah Devivo-Ostro got the stamp of approval from the judges in New York City. Christine says she is from Madison, and while a video graphic notes Devivo-Ostro as being from Long Island, she says she is from Northford (perhaps a Connecticut native living on the island? It wasn’t immediately clear).
They weren’t featured as prominently in the episode as Feliciano,whose story was told through interviews with her family in what appeared to be their East Hartford home (Click here and here for more on Feliciano). However interviews with Christine and Devivo-Ostro were posted on the American Idol YouTube account and give more insight into their auditions.
“Last year watching the season I was just blown away by the talent, and that’s why I auditioned,” said Christine in her interview. “I’ve just been doing this for so long. It’s my dream, and I worked so hard at it. With any critique the judges will give me, I just know that I work hard enough and I’ll fix whatever needs to be fixed.”
“First thought when I got the golden ticket was, ‘Is this really happening?’ It’s almost like a dream. My family was just super excited and really happy for me,” Devivo-Ostro said. “I’m gonna give it my all. I’m going to put all I have into this. My heart and my soul and my mind. everything that I’ve got, I’m gonna give it.”
Erin Christine was also highlighted in a montage of the judges approving three contestants. Watch that clip, along with the two interviews, below:
Erin Christine’s interview:
Rebekah Devivo-Ostro’s interview: