Gwinnett Student Stars on 'American Idol' (With Video)

Will Alexa Gilomen of Suwanee make it to Hollywood on the Fox show?

Will a student at North Gwinnett High be the next "American Idol?"

Alexa Gilomen, 16, of Suwanee is the buzz of Gwinnett -- and many other places -- after her appearance Wednesday (January 23) on the mega-popular Fox TV show.

Gilomen, 16 and a junior at North Gwinnett, had her audition from Charlotte, N.C., aired on Wednesday's "Idol" episode, according to myfoxatlanta.com. She and her family did not share just how far Gilomen progressed.

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Her audition apparently went well, meeting with enthusiasm from judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, according to the video in the My Fox Atlanta article.

However, one telling clue about her fate is already on her Twitter feed (@alexagilomen). "Just found out that @AlexaGilomen is going to Hollywood! Congrats!" And this post was retweeted by Gilomen.

"It's nerve-wracking -- the entire time, you're just like, 'I don't know when I'm going to leave.'  You don't know if you're going to be what they want," Gilomen told My Fox Atlanta.

"Yes she was nervous," Gilomen's mother said of her daughter's audition experience, "but she handled it beautifully."

Gilomen also has posted her singing efforts to her YouTube channel. Her cover of Taylor Swift's "Last Kiss" is attached.

And her Twitter feed is abuzz with chatter of her "Idol" experience.

"My teachers are just gonna have to understand that what I did yesterday was a little more important than homework...," read her posted dated January 24.

Also appearing on Wednesday's "Idol" show were Brian Rittenberry of Jasper and Isabel Gonzalez of Alpharetta, according to My Fox Atlanta.

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North Georgia Weather January 27, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Awesome. Great voice.


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