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NOLA resident Joey Cook advances to 'American Idol' top 16

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She calls New Orleans her home, and last night “American Idol” viewers voted to keep Joey Cook in the competition.

Cook made the cut for the top 8 women in Thursday night's episode. She let loose on stage as she performed the classic Miracles song “Shop Around.”

“You're so unique. It's so beautiful to kind of see someone just have all that emotion and not be afraid to show it and be so uninhibited and to use it through the performance,” said Idol judge Jennifer Lopez.

Cook, a Virginia native and recent New Orleans transplant, joins New Orleans' own Quentin Alexander in the top 16.

Idol airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on FOX 8.

Mobile users can watch her performance here:

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