Jory Steinberg: From Queen Elizabeth to Simon Cowell
American Idol hopeful Jory Steinberg has made it through to the next round of FOX's talent show.
25-year-old Jory, who auditioned in New York, impressed Simon Cowell with her rendition of the Tina Arena song "Chains," leading the smitten judge to remark:
âThat was terrific. Why canât they all be like that?â
The Ottowa-born singer, who now lives in Santa Monica, California, has been performing since she was a kid, having appeared in the stage hit Les Miserables. She also featured on the soundtrack of cult horror film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
Her other claim to fame includes meeting Queen Elizabeth when she was 11.
âIf I can hang out with the Queen of England, I can definitely kick it with Simon Cowell,â Steinberg said prior to her successful American Idol audition.