"American Idol" is back this year on ABC with Ryan Seacrest and new judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. They've just announced the Top 24 and there's a military spouse who's made it this far in the competition.
Jurnee (just one name and she says it's real) is an 18-year-old hostess from Denver, CO. Her wife Ashley serves in the U.S. Army.
Check out Jurnee's audition video below.
After Hollywood Week, Jurnee learned she made it to the Top 24 and performed "Never Enough" for her Idol Showcase. Ashley, who's soon to be deployed, made it to Los Angeles for the performance.
Longtime Idol viewers will notice the way that the producers are presenting her (ahem) journey means that they're setting up Jurnee to have a long run on the show (if she continues to perform with the ability she's demonstrated so far). We'll be tuning in and following her progress in the weeks to come.