Janelle Arthur made a bold move by choosing a song by American Idol 2013 judge Keith Urban for her audition. But thankfully she blew it out of the water, impressing everyone (especially Keith himself).

 
So how far did this soulful country singer get on Season 12 of Idol? Well, she blew the judges away during Round 4 of Hollywood Week with her take on Carrie Underwood's "I Told You So" and earned a place in Vegas.

During the Vegas rounds, the judges gave her a lot of criticism for her performances, but decided she had a lot of potential and named her as a part of the Top 20. After her terrific performance in the semi-finals, she made the Top 10 with shining colors! Although she spent a lot of time coming very close to being eliminated, Janelle squeaked through to the all girls Top 5, but that was the end of the road for her. She received the lowest number of votes of all the ladies and failed to earn a unanimous 'Save' vote from the judges. She was sent home.

 
Watch Janelle's performances on American Idol 2013 below.


Credit: YouTube/Fox Photo: American Idol 2013 Top 40: Road to Hollywood - Janelle Arthur
Credit: YouTube Photo: Janelle Arthur Sings "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
Credit: FOX Photo: Janelle Arthur Sings “Where the Blacktop Ends” in American Idol 2013 Charlotte Auditions on January 23 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Rachel Hale and Janelle Arthur Sing in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 3
Credit: FOX Photo: Kez Ban, Janelle Arthur, Breanna Steer, and Angela Miller Sing "Be My Baby" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 3
Credit: FOX Photo: Janelle Arthur Sings "I Told You So" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 4
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur Sing “Just a Kiss” in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 3
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur Sing “If I Can Dream” in American Idol 2013 Girls Semi-Finals
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur Sing “Home” in the American Idol 2013 Top 10 Results
Credit: FOX Photo: Janelle Arthur: “Gone” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur Sing “I Will” on American Idol 2013 Top 9 Performance Show

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch American Idol’s Janelle Arthur Sing “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” in Season 12 Top 8

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur Duet to “Like a Prayer” in Season 12 Top 8
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur's "You May Be Right" American Idol Top 7 Performance!
Credit: FOX Photo: Janelle Arthur Sings "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" on American Idol 2013 Top 6
Credit: FOX Photo: Janelle Arthur Sings "The Dance" on American Idol 2013 Top 6
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur Sing Vince Gill’s "When I Call Your Name" in American Idol Top 5 on April 17, 2013
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Janelle Arthur Sing Dolly Parton's "Dumb Blond" in American Idol Top 5 on April 17, 2013