Credit: Kenzie Hall on Twitter

Carrie Underwood, take heed: Kenzie Hall’s making a go for it on American Idol. The Season 13 contestant bears more than a little resemblance to the country superstar with the reality TV roots. With her sweet country twang and lovely blonde locks, Kenz could just be Idol’s next big thing.

The songstress already has a five-song EP available on iTunes. Hands On was released earlier this summer, with Kenz spending the months since hard at work recording videos and touring.

Her mom has also been busy keeping up Kenzie’s personal website, where you can see snapshots from the road as well as Kenzie’s debut in an Idol Season 13 promo. As for social media, Kenz keeps a pretty low profile with an unconfirmed Twitter account. True, there’s no blue checkmark to verify that it is Kenzie but there are plenty of photos and videos featuring her. Plus, consider this great line on her Twitter: “music is like my homeboy.”

We kind of think she should have led with that during her audition, though her candid “I’m pretending like I’m okay” introduction was also pretty great. The legends sitting on this year’s judging panel Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban immediately take a shine to the honest youngster, singing right along with her as the guitar-wielding cutie blushes from the A-list attention.

Kenzie auditioned at Salt Lake City, and we saw the judges’ wowed reactions in the January 20 episode. She then wowed them at Hollywood Week, earning a spot in the Top 31!

Sources: American Idol Net, iTunes, Kenz Hall Music, Kenzie Hall on Twitter, Kenzie Hall on Instagram

Kenzie Hall Appears in American Idol Season 13 Promo


Kenzie Hall Performs "Don't Go Away"


Kenzie Hall Performs John Mayer's "I'm Going to Find Another You"


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!