Alexis Barnick reveals ‘American Idol’ experience

Much of Alexis Barnick’s “American Idol” audition experience was kept in covert coffers, secret from the world thanks to a confidentiality agreement between the contestant and ‘Idol’ producers.

But for North Dakota Living’s March issue, the 20-year-old Jamestown College junior shares the whole story.

'American Idol' contestant Alexis Barnick reminisces about her experience auditioning before celebrity judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.

Throughout the audition process in both Aspen and Hollywood, Barnick said it seemed as though producers wanted to change her.


“Don’t put pictures of dead animals on Facebook,” she remembers as advice they gave her regarding photos of the avid hunter and trophy deer she had featured on the social-networking site. And “what’s it like living in North Dakota anyway?” was another question they asked her.

Want to know more? Check it out in the March issue of North Dakota Living or on our website: