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Louisville native featured on 'American Idol' gets golden ticket to Hollywood

Lauren Mascitti American Idol
Posted at 8:41 PM, Mar 01, 2020

Louisville native Lauren Mascitti was featured on "American Idol" Sunday night and she represented her home state well.

The 28-year-old was raised in Stark County, before moving to Nashville in 2014 where she works as a nurse.

Mascitti is engaged to musician Shawn Camp, who has written songs for Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn and Blake Shelton. Camp played guitar for Mascitti as she sang "If I can Lose You," a song she wrote for the judges.

After her performance, Mascitti faced American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

“That was very moving, I love the feeling and emotion in your voice,” Perry said.

Richie and Bryan echoed Perry’s sentiments and after a vote, all three judges gave her a resounding yes, sending her through to Hollywood.

Mascitti said she was excited to tell her family back home that she made it through.

"It means everything to be able to go home and bring back this golden ticket my nana and my papaw. They've sacrificed so much for me to be able to do music. I know they're going to be super excited and I can't wait to tell them," Mascitti said.