Look! Look! Look! It’s Oregon!

That was me, screaming like a maniac, when they showed the girl from Selma, Oregon on American Idol last night.  She was the pretty blonde in the flowy white and pink off-the-shoulder outfit.  The one who sold her favorite barrel horse to pay for the trip to audition.  The one who sang “Amazing Grace.”  Anyone?  Anyone?

Well, maybe you don’t remember her (and how can I blame you, when the guy who waxed his chest for Paula was SOOO much more memorable!), but I totally freaked out when they showed pictures of her hometown.  THAT IS OREGON, Y’ALL!  Green, lush, soggy, beautiful.

Oh, I thought I was going to cry.  I had thought my homesickness was getting better – and actually, I do belive that’s true – but it surprised me that a few pictures from home could bring everything back so raw.

We always pick a handful of favorites every year on American Idol, and so far, this gal from home is at the top of our list!!