Harper Grace has had a vocal glow up.
The 16-year-old made headlines when she was just 11, long before her American Idol audition, for a highly ridiculed performance of the National Anthem at a nationally televised soccer game.
But Sunday night (March 11), during the season premiere of Idol on ABC, the Texas teenager was showered with praise after performing an original country song on guitar about having a yard sale following a heartbreak. She also gave her take on Khalid‘s “Young, Dumb and Broke,” and she got a ticket to Hollywood from all three Idol judges.
Below, watch Harper’s impressive American Idol audition, and compare it to her “Star-Spangled Banner” performance from when she was 11 years old.