She is 17-year-old Paris Bennett of Fayetteville, Ga., and she's been called "adorable" by the New York Post. Meanwhile, Bennett's set of pipes that is causing hats to be tossed into the air, even from the usually critical judge Simon Cowell.
"Where have you been hiding?" Cowell asked Bennett on the air after her rendition of the Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away" sent tingles through the audience. Judge Paula Abdul requested a second song, and Bennett again wowed the crowd, this time with a Billie Holiday number.
"There aren't words to express how we feel blessed in your presence," Abdul said afterwards.
If Bennett can continue to ride this wave, expect the family to be in the live audience for the finale.