Fremont's Idol contestant sent home

2014-02-07T06:00:00Z 2014-02-07T16:40:20Z Fremont's Idol contestant sent homeBy Tammy Real-McKeighan/News Editor Fremont Tribune
February 07, 2014 6:00 am  • 

Fremonter Alyssa Siebken was sent home during the Thursday night episode of American Idol.

But viewers still praised the 20-year-old in comments made afterward on her Facebook page.

“You deserve to still be there. (You) have a great voice and I loved your audition,” wrote Kevin Thomas.

“We are proud of you Alyssa!” commented Jill Nott Watson.

“Hey Alyssa, I was rooting for you. You sang great. Good luck with your future dreams,” wrote Karla Kinzle.

The most recent episode was Siebken’s third appearance on the popular Fox TV talent show.

She briefly appeared on Wednesday evening’s program. On Jan. 30, audiences watched as Siebken performed an acoustic version of rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s “No Hands!” After that performance, Siebken said judges were tough, but she wasn’t upset by their comments.

“I was taking it all in because, obviously, these are people who’ve been in the business and they know what they’re talking about. So why get mad when you can learn?” she said.

Siebken's mom thanked family, friends and Fremont for their support.

"We could not be more proud of Alyssa and how far she went in this process," she said. "We are even more proud of the person she is. This was a fantastic opportunity and will only open doors for Alyssa."

Siebken is a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she is pursuing a business degree.

She is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the Fremont High School girls’ basketball game at 5:15 p.m. and at the boys’ basketball game at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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