Arlington, VA

American Idol headed to San Francisco last night for another round of auditions. There they found 26-year-old Emily Anne Reed, a native of Arlington who moved to the west coast to, as she puts it, spread her wings.

Reed, who was working as a barista and had just lost her house to a fire one week before the audition, impressed the judges with her unique, jazzy vocals. The judges voted 2-1 to send her to Hollywood, with Steven Tyler dissenting and saying her melody left “a lot to be desired.”

If anybody knows Emily Anne from her Arlington days, could you tell us a bit more about her in the comments?

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