American Idol Season 12 Rachel Hale was bubbly and positive in the audition rounds, and the judges were positive that she deserved a ticket to Hollywood.
Her rendition of “People Get Ready” caused Randy Jackson to break into spontaneous song. How often does that happen? The judges loved her, southern accent and all, and thought she'd be just as happy if they hadn't sent her through. She managed to impress the judges again during Round 4 of Hollywood Week with her solo performance.
Rachel did well during Hollywood Week and was given a spot in the Top 40. However, when she had to compete against fellow country girl Janelle Arthur in the Vegas rounds, she came out second best and was sent home.
Watch Rachel's performances from American Idol 2013 below.