Katie auditioned in Boston. She sang "At Last" by Etta James. All four judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.
She was shown in the first televised Group of Eight, along with Antonio "Skii Bo Ski" Wheeler and Marcus Jones. She sang "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder. She did enough to advance. She was shown in a group called "Three Men and a Baby" along with Andrew Garcia and J.B. Ahfua singing "No One" by Alicia Keys. Every member of her group advanced. After her final solo performance, he was placed in the same holding room as Casey James, Tim Urban, Tyler Grady, Andrew Garcia, Todrick Hall, Jermaine Sellers, Siobhan Magnus, Crystal Bowersox, Alex Lambert, Michael Lynche, Thaddeus Johnson, Tori Kelly, Lilly Scott and Jeff Goldford. Everyone in her room advanced. At the final deliberation, it was revealed that she made the Top 24.
Katie sang "Feeling Good" by Cy Grant. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.
Katie sang "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.
Katie sang "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. She received enough votes to become a Top 12 finalist.
Katie sang "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones.
After the Show
Katie appeared in the lead role of Freeform's The Bold Type.
|Week #||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"At Last"||Glenn Miller||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||First Solo||"For Once in My Life"||Stevie Wonder||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Group Performance||"No One"||Alicia Keys||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Second Solo||"Chasing Pavements"||Adele||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24||Billboard Hot 100||"Feeling Good"||Nina Simone||12||Safe|
|Top 20||"Put Your Records On"||Corinne Bailey Rae||4||Safe|
|Top 16||"Breakaway"||Kelly Clarkson||1||Safe|
|Top 12||The Rolling Stones||"Wild Horses"||The Rolling Stones||6||Safe|
|Top 11||Billboard #1 Hits||"Big Girls Don't Cry"||Fergie||8||Bottom 3|
|Top 10||Soul||"Chain of Fools"||Aretha Franklin||7||Bottom 3|
|Top 9||Lennon/McCartney||"Let It Be"||The Beatles||2||Safe|
|Top 9||Elvis Presley||"Baby, What You Want Me to Do?"||
Elvis Presley Jimmy Reed
|Lee DeWyze · Crystal Bowersox · Casey James · Michael Lynche · Aaron Kelly · Siobhan Magnus · Tim Urban · Katie Stevens · Andrew Garcia · Didi Benami · Paige Miles · Lacey Brown|
|Lilly Scott · Alex Lambert · Todrick Hall · Katelyn Epperly · Haeley Vaughn · Michelle Delamor · Jermaine Sellers · John Park · Tyler Grady · Ashley Rodriguez · Joe Munoz · Janell Wheeler|