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NOLA's Joey Cook brings zydeco twist to 'American Idol'

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Zoey Cook, a Virginia native and recent New Orleans transplant, took the stage on Thursday in front of a worldwide audience.

She performed in front of “American Idol” voters for the first time Thursday.

Her song choice was a bit unorthodox, putting a zydeco twist on judge Keith Urban's “Somebody Like You.”

“Joey it was fantastic,” Urban told her. ‘That's what artists do - you take a song and make it yours. It was perfect.”

Cook is one of the season's top 12 female singers. Idol airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on FOX 8.

Mobile users can watch her performance here: 

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