Kristen O’Connor eliminated from ‘Idol,’ looking to the future

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit After making it to the top 13, contestant Kristen O’Connor was eliminated from American Idol XIII Thursday night, February 27, after her performance of “Beautiful Disaster.” O’Connor, 24, said she chose that song, which was performed by 2002 winner Kelly Clarkson in the first season of Idol, to show off her range.Continue reading “Kristen O’Connor eliminated from ‘Idol,’ looking to the future”

My first time voting

Today I truly felt like an adult. My first voting experience provided me with a sense of liberation, one of the proudest moments of my young life. Though I’m sometimes skeptical, when I walked in I knew I was doing the right thing. I was overcome with emotion, thinking of how hard we’ve worked, asContinue reading “My first time voting”