Betty’s here to prove to herself and everyone that she’s so much more than just Miss America 2016. Her biggest dream is to be a Disney Princess impersonator and she shows off many voices including a jokey impression of Luke.
Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie continued their search to find the next American Idol on Sunday (March 6), with eyes set on Nashville’s bustling music scene. First to audition was 27-year-old Betty Maxwell of Warner Robins, Ga.
No stranger to competition, Maxwell won the Miss America title in 2016. This time, however, the hopeful — who also considers herself to be a Disney character impersonator — was well-aware that she was competing in an entirely different arena.
The Warner Robbins, Georgia native was crowned Miss America in 2016 and sang her way through the competition with classical opera. She’s been singing since she was just three years old and says her biggest dream is to be the voice of a Disney princess, but Idol judge Katy Perry has other plans for her.
Maxwell, who brought her Miss America crown along for her audition, introduced herself to Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and went on to share a cover of “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson.
Watch former Miss Georgia, Kelly Clarkson, the jury winner with ‘Jesus Take the Wheel’, in the audition for ‘American Idol’