Courtney Penry was a contestant on Season 10 and Season 17 of American Idol.

Season 10 Audition[edit | edit source]

Courtney auditioned in Austin. She sang "Stay" by Sugarland. Although Randy voted "no", Jennifer and Steven voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Season 10 Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Courtney was shown in a montage of contestants who were eliminated after Group Round.

Season 17 Audition[edit | edit source]

Courtney auditioned in Coeur d'Alene. She sang "Parachute" by Chris Stapleton and "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Season 17 Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Courtney was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week. She sang "Whole Lotta Woman" by Kelly Clarkson. However she forgot the lyrics partway through. Probably because of this, she was eliminated.

Performances in American Idol[edit | edit source]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Parachute" and "Girl Crush" Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town None Safe
Hollywood Week "Whole Lotta Woman" Kelly Clarkson Hollywood Round 1 Safe

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Courtney claimed to have a huge crush on Ryan Seacrest during her Season 10 audition.
  • Two weeks after her Season 17 audition, she married her fiance Seth.
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