There was moments of anticipation, and even a commercial break, but Howell 16 year old Stephanie Marie Hanvey has made it to Hollywood on American Idol.

After her initial audition in front of the judges, Stephanie held her breath, waiting to hear the good news, and the judges did make her wait as they gave it careful consideration. The producers made us all wait as well, by putting a commercial break between the judges reaction and their decision.

But when the verdict was finally revealed, Stephanie was in tears, and in possession of  a golden ticket to Hollywood. Stephanie joined us on the morning show this past Tuesday to talk about her experience so far, and I'm sure we'll talk to her again soon!

So congratulations to Stephanie on her early success in the competition!