I don't know how I missed this, but there was a local Binghamton girl named Samantha Johnson who made it on American Idol last night.  I don't know her story, but from what I've read on Facebook, Samantha didn't make it through to the next round, but she's not giving up and plans to go back and audition again.  And I definitely think she should because she's got a phenomenal voice!  Check out this video of Samantha singing at a Chenango Valley basketball game that I found by trolling her Facebook page: