Aubrey also made Hollywood in Season 10 and said that’s what inspired her to come back — to prove to herself and the judges that she could go farther.
She’s not a stranger to competition or the limelight.
In 2009, she made the top 12 of the Portland Idol competition at the tender age of 15.
A year earlier, she and her mom Renee won a Family Circle Magazine’s nationwide Mother-Daughter Model Search that drew 2,300 entries. Mom, by the way, was Miss Oregon in 1983.
Aubrey attended Jesuit High School and was on a mission trip in Mexico with her church when she received word of the model search honors.
She says she first performed in front of an audience at a opera hall in downtown Portland, and one of the videos below shows her singing with the Pacific Crest Orchestra.
In her golden ticket interview, Aubrey says she tries to be a “very optimistic” person and believes in living “every moment to the fullest; you’ll never get that moment back.”
As for Idol …
“I have wanted this since I was 8 years old and the first show aired,” she says.
Now, for Aubrey singing …
“I Didn’t Know About You” with the Pacific Crest Orchestra