Lainey Wilson Got Rejected by "American Idol" Seven Times


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Lainey Wilson is killing it this year. She just won the Grammy for Best Country Album, and this week she won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Country Artist. But did you know that she got rejected from "American Idol" seven times?

It must have been weird when she finally made it on stage for the season 21 finale. She said, "I tried out seven times. I took the long way around, but finally made it on 'American Idol'. I never made it past the first round."

Pretty cool journey from being told "no" seven times, to being a star in the finale.

When Luke Bryan was told about Lainey's "Idol" past, he was a bit shocked. He said, "That was the first time I heard that, but I am glad she didn't take the 'Idol' letdown to heart." He then admitted, "We don't always get it right."

Lainey also got rejected by "The Voice" too.

And in case you missed it, her performance from the People's Choice Awards on Sunday was really solid. She sang a medley of her most popular country hits.

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