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UTubers: Returned LDS missionary part of ‘American Idol’ Top 24

Jenn Blosil performs "The Hanging Tree" during the showcase round on "American Idol."
Jenn Blosil performs "The Hanging Tree" during the showcase round on "American Idol."
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Thursday evening's episode of “American Idol” narrowed contestants down to the Top 24, and one LDS contestant made the cut.

A YouTube video posted Thursday shows Jenn Blosil, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, singing “The Hanging Tree” from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1."

Blosil’s performance was part of the “American Idol” showcase round. The showcase round gave the judges one last chance to hear from the contestants before selecting the Top 24 contestants.

In the episode, Blosil, from Orem, Utah, met with the judges to find out if she would move on.

“Look, I’m going to be very straight with you,” Harry Connick Jr., one of the judges, told Blosil. “We only have so many spots. The chances of getting into the Top 24 are extremely slim.”

Blosil, who served a full-time mission in the New York New York South Mission, made it through to the Top 24. She announced the news on her Facebook page.

HOLY SMOKES- tears came to my eyes today as my heart swelled with gratitude. Being a contestant on American Idol has...

Posted by Jenn Blosil on Friday, February 5, 2016

Watch the video on YouTube here.

To learn more about Jenn Blosil’s journey so far on “American Idol,” check out these articles.

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UTubers is a feature that highlights YouTube videos created by people with ties to Utah.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of