Loudoun’s Sela Campbell makes it to Hollywood on “American Idol”

Loudoun County has another homegrown local talent headed to the Hollywood rounds on this season’s “American Idol.”

This past weekend, Sela Campbell — a senior at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg  — revealed that she has received a golden ticket at her audition in Leesburg, Georgia earlier this year.

We first told you about Sela being a contender on Idol back in February.

If you’re not familiar with the Idol format, performers around the country audition for judges in various cities. If they impress the judges, they get a golden ticket which moves them on to the next round of competition in Hollywood, California.

Eventually, they go to live shows where viewers call in to vote through several rounds before a winner — the next American Idol — is ultimately chosen.

Sela is the second Loudoun County performer to make it to the Hollywood rounds on Idol this year. As readers of The Burn know, Lovettsville teen Lillian Hackett — a junior at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville — also auditioned and has also advanced.

The airing of the Hollywood rounds is scheduled to start this Sunday, March 31, at 8 p.m. on ABC. Congrats and best of luck to both Sela and Lillian!

(Image at top courtesy of Sela Campbell)