Second Eastern Carolinian Makes It To Hollywood For American Idol

A second singer from the east has made it to Hollywood for American Idol.

This was the second time 22-year-old Blair Mozingo of Duplin County auditioned for the show. She says when she was 17 she didn't make it through, but a friend encouraged her to try again and she got three yes's from the judges.

Although she says she can't talk too much about the show she did tell us it wasn't three yes's right away. She had come down with bronchitis before the audition, but didn't tell the judges that right away.

Mozingo says, "I was like you guys, with all due respect, I've come down with bronchitis. I didn't want to come in saying that but I'm throwing out my card, and I said let me do another couple seconds of a second song, and that's when I did Up To The Mountain by Pattie Griffin, and after about 5-10 seconds they cut me off and gave me 3 yes's.

Blair says she found her passion for singing when she won a talent show at her elementary school.

Mozingo is a junior at Mount Olive College, majoring in psychology- she teaches private voice lessons and sings at events like weddings, anniversary parties on the weekend.

A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to Ashlee Altise of Kinston who has also made it to Hollywood.


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  • by maeunc Location: eastern NC on Feb 1, 2012 at 06:08 AM
    thought I "seen" really? Thought I "saw" If we are here talking about this talented young lady from our area, let's true to use proper grammar. I hear "seen" used improperly almost every day. Drives me nuts!!!
  • by no way on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    If her character shines through she will get the boot
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      by Neil Peart DrumSolo on Jan 31, 2012 at 04:33 PM in reply to no way
      CHARACTER?I can see through you right now.You can not carry a tune,you can not play any musical instrument,and all you care about is prejudice untalented rap lyrics.UPLOAD my profectionalism!Learn Bouyeee!
  • by Patsy Location: Mount Olive on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:53 AM
    Go Blair (And Lisa) !!!! Beautiful person and voice. We are all proud of you.
  • by anon Location: dc on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:57 AM
    A pretty face and elementary school talent show do not a country star make. Attitude ruins what little bit of talent there is here
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:54 AM in reply to anon
      don't be hating!
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      by Local on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to anon
      Hmmm--Someone sounds jealous. Blair if you read these comments, know that eastern NC is rooting for you! Good luck!!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to anon
      shouldn't that be make a country star? Go back to school and stop hating on people who are trying to make something of themselves! Thank you!
  • by Lisa Location: Pink Hill on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:37 AM
    I very proud to say she is my neice and no matter what anyone says she has an amazing voice, personality and is beautiful inside and out. You go Blair!!!
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      by Jeff on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:50 AM in reply to Lisa
      Tell her good luck, always nice to see someone from NC be successful at anything.
  • by Renee Location: Albertson on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    I know this young lady very well. She has an awesome voice and such a sweet person. Very genuine! Keep sharing your voice Blair...it will take you far!!
  • by Jeff Location: Greenville, NC on Jan 31, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    I've never heard her sing, but she is beautiful. Give me a call sometime. :)
  • by Third NC singer Location: Chocowinity on Jan 31, 2012 at 05:52 AM
    There was a third contestant from NC, and I think he was from Fayetteville. He was on the first episode I believe and was 17 but looked 14. He said they called him Mr. Steal Your Girlfriend. I guess he may be out of the viewing area, be I'll claim him!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Jan 31, 2012 at 02:27 AM
    I love her accent. She is a great representation of eastern NC. Good Luck Blair!!
  • by Connie Location: Deep Run on Jan 30, 2012 at 08:45 PM
    Proud of you Blair....Jeremiah 29:11
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