Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Catie Turner’s family are offering her a warm welcome back after her final performance on American Idol Sunday night.
“Her journey has made her a better person and she has an incredibly bright future,” Fitzpatrick posted on Facebook. “Her Grandpa and I look forward to giving her a hero’s welcome when she returns!”
American Idol Contestant Catie Turner sang her heart out last night with her rendition of Brittney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time”, but unfortunately mixed up some words of the song “Manic Monday.”
She had a message for all the fans who reached out to her with concerns they might not have done enough to support her.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Turner said in a video she posted on her twitter @HashtagCatie. “Please don’t send me ‘sorry’, you have nothing to be sorry about. I’m so happy. Let’s see where I’ll go.”
The 17-year-old put her life as a senior high school student on hold to pursue her dream of pursuing a future in singing and music. Back in March, Turner told Pat Wandling during one of her appearances on Speak Your Piece she realized she wanted to sing professionally as a freshman at Neshaminy High School.
Turner originally auditioned for American Idol in 2015, but Clay Aiken told her almost immediately as soon as she began to sing she was not ready.
Despite not making it into the top five contestants, Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol, announced the Top 7 will all be going on tour this summer along with season 8 winner, Kris Allen. So, you could catch Turner in a town near you!
She announced her opportunity to tour as well on Twitter, to which she jokingly added her “quest for world dominance isn’t over.”
Shortly after the sad news, Catie Turner also tweeted out she heard from Katy Perry, who showed interest in working with her in the future. It seems like her journey might not be over just yet.