Douglas County

Community rallies behind hometown ‘American Idol’ finalist

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — A 20-year-old singer from Douglasville has earned her spot in the “American Idol” finale on Sunday.

The community celebrated with a parade and pep rally in the Douglasville Town Center to honor the hometown singing sensation, Megan Danielle.

Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen was there Tuesday as hundreds gathered in the town square for the homecoming of the girl who has sung her way into the nation’s heart, but 20-year-old Danielle has always been a star around these parts.

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“Any song she sings, I like. I don’t care what she sings. I just think it’s perfect,” friend and fan, Sophia Kosich said.

After three months in the spotlight on national television, sending Americans and the judges head over heels, Danielle is happy to be back.


“I’ve always dreamed of being a person someone could look up to and someone who is a believer in Jesus. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Danielle said.

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Danielle performs in concert at her alma mater, Douglas County High School, Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

The season finale of American Idol airs Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. on Channel 2.