31 Jan '14, 5pm

Air Force singer headed to Hollywood stage on 'American Idol': Airman First Class Paula Hunt is goin... #airforce

Airman First Class Paula Hunt is going to Hollywood. The 20-year-old from Bellevue, Neb., earned a coveted spot on American Idol’s Hollywood stage with a soulful rendition of Etta James’ “All I Could Do Was Cry” during the Omaha audition that aired Jan. 30. Hunt is a member of the Air Force’s Heartland of America Band at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The 20-year-old enthusiastically described her Air Force job as a mix of community relations gigs and troop morale visits. “We bring happiness and home to people who are deployed and can’t see their families for months at a time,” she said. “I love my job to death, I get so much gratification doing it, and I just think that the next step is to bring my voice to a bigger stage.” The judges agreed — all three voted to send her to Hollywood, where performers compete for the most viewer votes to become the final contestant and the n...

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