Here’s what the 12 gals who will take the stage Wednesday at 8 p.m. had to say.
The link under each name below takes you to profiles of each contestant.
Baylie Brown: “I love me some good ol’ tear jerker songs. But I love fun upbeat, rockin’ songs, too. I love traditional country.”
Brielle Von Hugel: ”Expect big things from me. I’ve had great performances so far on my journey and just want to push myself harder.”
Chelsea Sorrell: “Definitely country. Probably sassy songs, because I’m not too good at the slow ones.” She laughs. “Just kidding.”
Elise Testone: “A variety of song choices. My voice is a bluesy, soul sound, but I can sing any type of genre and love to show that off.”
Erika Van Pelt: ”You can expect fireworks from me. That’s all I want to do — to electrify people.”
Haley Johnsen: “I know there’s this inner drive within me that’s like, ‘Come, on. Go. You can do it. Fly away.’ So I’m going to find that and do everything that I can to live in it.”
Hallie Day: “I think I have a lot in me. I always have had a lot in me, but I’ve always kept the cap on it. I think this show will help me burst that cap open. When I get on that stage, I’m learning that I kind of enter into another world, and that’s when I’m really in my comfort zone. I think America is going to see that part grow each week.”
Hollie Cavanagh: “You can expect a whole lot of diva-ness. Not bad diva, but good diva,” she quickly adds, in her charming English accent. “I just kind of want to show America what I can do. I hope people can see a difference from last year.”
Jen Hirsh: “Hopefully really good song choices. I’m sort of like a pop-soul singer, so I really want to make people feel it. I want to get into that nitty-gritty spot everyone has but you can’t trigger all the time.”
Jessica Sanchez: ”I’m going to try to open up a little more, because I’ve been a little closed off, a little shy. I hope America sees I’m a different kind of artist.”
Shannon Magrane: “I’m going to surprise myself, I think, on the show. I hope America sees that I’m a fresh, clean, new, kinda cool spunky kid who just wants to sing all the time.”
Skylar Laine: “I know I want to do really raw country. Honky tonk songs. That’s the kind of feel I go for. Just the more gritty, raw country. Steven said he wanted to hear some more rock with that country flavor, so you can expect a lot of that, and some country. I hope I can bring some Waylon in there, some Willie, maybe some Miranda songs.”