Halie Hilburn brought some company to her American Idol 2013 audition in the form of her trusty puppet Oscar. We weren’t sure what to think at first, but any reservations were washed away when she sang her version of Patsy Montana’s “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” The judges unanimously sent her to Hollywood Week under one condition: She had to part ways with her beloved Oscar.
So how far will this golden-voiced ventriloquist make it on Season 12? Sadly, our Top 40 spoiler list doesn’t include Halie’s name. We guess that means she’s free to reunite happily with Oscar!

Watch her audition again below.

Credit: FOX Photo: Ventriloquist Halie Hilburn Performs in American Idol 2013 Oklahoma City Auditions (VIDEO)