Lauren Gray hit the “American Idol” auditions as a country cutie from Arkansas. We just love it that her family runs a catch-all wedding shop/service place in their small town of Hardy, that’s wonderful. She and her dad even play receptions.

She sang Adele’s “One and Only” and the judges were blown away. Jennifer Lopez said she’s “one of the best female voices we’ve heard.” And Steven Tyler said, “I think I love the way you break. I love the way you go up there and you’re fearless about it. “

We liked her, but we didn’t love her. She was a little shout-y at times, but we hope to see more of her in Hollywood, she seems like a cool girl. What did you think, “Idol” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."