Rhea County teen auditioning to be the next American Idol

Drake McCain Taylor lives in Spring City, Tennessee, and attends Rhea County High School.(Image: American Idol)

American Idol returns to NewsChannel 9 on Sunday, March 3, and we have our own hometown idol auditioning for the judges!

Drake McCain Taylor lives in Spring City, Tennessee, and attends Rhea County High School.

While we don't know the outcome of his audition, we're rooting for Drake to make it to Hollywood!

The season 17 premiere of American Idol will happen on NewsChannel 9 Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Drake's audition episode airs on NewsChannel 9 on March 10. Watch for our exclusive interview with him next week!


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