American Idol 2022: Contestant Leah Marlene of Normal, Illinois, makes it to Top 5

American Idol 2022: Contestant Leah Marlene of Normal, Illinois, makes it to Top 5

CHICAGO (TOC) — We have been following Leah Marlene from Regular, Illinois, all season of “American Idol” – and now she’s made it into the Prime 5!

Hosea Sanders simply caught up along with her preparing for this Sunday’s present, and Leah wants your vote to make it to the Prime Three!

“This can be a very overwhelming time, however in all one of the best methods,” Leah Marlene mentioned.

Marlene has gotten a variety of assist from dwelling, however she’s additionally seeing common assist and a giant fan base constructing as nicely.

“Oh my gosh it is loopy,” Leah Marlene mentioned. “My hometown and the encircling areas have been insane. I’ve by no means seen them rally for something so exhausting, I have been there my complete life.”

Leah Marlene has undergone fairly the transformation over the season, with Decide Katy Perry telling her, “I do not know who I am taking a look at. You wore a bucket hat and the patchwork outfit and now you are simply mature and sleek and also you appear to be an angel and also you sound like an angel.”

“I find it irresistible, present days are my favourite,” Leah Marlene mentioned. “I get to get my hair did and my make-up accomplished. It is simply so enjoyable to precise your self outwardly what’s inside. Some individuals are saying, ‘You appear to be a special particular person,’ and I am like, actually the identical.”

Leah Marlene has been placing in numerous work main as much as Sunday’s episode.

“It is brief lived,” she mentioned. “It will be over in lower than two weeks now, so that you type of bought to lean into it.”

And her new single “Flowers” simply dropped Friday.

“It is type of a letter to my outdated self a yr or two in the past, saying regardless of how far gone it’s possible you’ll really feel, there’s at all times a approach out,” Marlene mentioned. “And the lead line is, ‘Even the pavement provides solution to the flowers.'”

Leah Marlene is relying on her followers to maintain her dream alive.

“That is the final vote earlier than the finale and it is a very powerful vote of the season,” she mentioned. “I like you guys and I am unable to wait to play music for you all quickly.”

Watch American Idol on ABC 7 Sunday night time at 7 p.m. and bear in mind to vote for Leah Marlene!

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