Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa. But for one lucky Iowan, this year is probably heaven. Confused yet? According to our American Idol spoilers list for the Top 40, Alisabeth Von Presley makes it into the top 20 females (and possibly further), and Iowa couldn’t be prouder to have the accomplished singer, choreographer, and photographer stomping for them on American Idol Season 12. 

As she told her local Patch of hiding her good news, “Keeping it a secret was very difficult.” 

Alisabeth took part in the new tour bus addition to the show on American Idol 2013, in which producers branched out into the farthest reaches of the U.S. where people might have a tough time getting to one of the audition cities. The Marion native auditioned in Iowa City, impressing in three auditions before making it to the final panel of Keith UrbanNicki MinajMariah Carey, and Randy Jackson

According to Alisabeth Von Presley , Randy complimented her tattoos -- one of Elvis Presley and one of Barbie -- which helped put her at ease in the stressful situation. She chose to sing two songs she’s performed live before, “I See a River” and “Sittin’ On the Dock Of the Bay.” 

“I have performed both of these in live situations before so I felt a certain comfort in the tunes.” 

Check out Alisabeth’s performance below of “Somebody to Love.” Do you think she has what it takes to win it all? 


Credit: YouTube Photo: American Idol Season 12 Hopeful Alisabeth Von Presley Sings Queen's "Somebody to Love"