Shreveport native Christina Langston has always loved to sing.
"I guess when I was 8 years old I decided that I wanted to do a talent show, and from then on I fell in love with being on stage," she said.
Now, the hometown girl often spends her Friday nights serenading the customers at Superior Grill in Shreveport, but recently Langston went from the small restaurant stage to one of the biggest stages in Hollywood.
"Mariah Carey said I had a really wide range, and then it's such a blur because it was just so fast," Langston said of her American Idol Audition.
"She had her other hand wiping tears. Immediately we thought she didn't make it, and then she flipped that golden ticket up, and we went screaming. It was amazing," said her mother Tina Langston.
Christina credits a lot of her success to the opportunities she's had in Shreveport including Peter Pan Players, starring in plays at Captain Shreve High School, and singing with the Centenary College Choir.
"There's a lot of talent, young talent, in this area," said Langston.
She's not the 1st Shreveport singer to get national attention. In the past year Dez Duron made it to the final 8 on "The Voice", and Willie Jones became one of 16 finalists on "The X Factor".
Langston says watching them gave her extra motivation.
"I feel like, oh if they can do it I can for sure do it," she said.
Langston has even shared a stage before with one of her fellow reality TV stars, Willie Jones.
"I was actually in a play with him as well. Grease. He was Danny, and I was Sandy so that was really cool," said Langston.
Langston couldn't tell us how far she makes it on "American Idol", but she did at least make it to Hollywood week which will air Feb. 6-8. No matter what happens she plans to keep singing, just like she's always done.
"Going on the big stage in Hollywood was such an amazing feeling because you feel like you're almost there. You're almost there. You're almost at the top. You're just ready to grasp and take hold," said Langston.
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