Oshkosh teen competes on "American Idol"

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY)- If you're a fan of the show "American Idol" which airs right here on WBAY-TV, you might catch an Oshkosh teenager competing in an upcoming episode.

At just 17 years old, Franki Moscato has a big dream and a passion for singing that last fall caught the attention of producers for the show "American Idol."

"Idol flew me to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to audition with some really talented contestants and in front of Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie, and Luke Bryan, and today I can finally announce that I did get the gold ticket, so we'll be going to Hollywood and see where that takes us," said Moscato.

While Moscato is expected to appear in upcoming episodes, she's not allowed to reveal much about the competition or even when specifically she might be on.

However, she did tell Action 2 News, the song she sings is Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang."

She added, "It's always been my passion to sing, and I hope to do everything I can to inspire others, and hopefully that's through my music and through my words, and I feel like this 'American Idol' experience is a great opportunity to do that."

For now she's using the platform locally to promote her very own "Be Kind" campaign.

"It really means a lot to me to raise awareness to be kind, and I'm all about trying to stop suicide and stop bullying, and it's great to see everybody get together and wear my 'Be Kind' T-shirts, and I hope I can inspire my community," Moscato said,

If you would like to see Moscato perform, she's singing on Saturday at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of the Wildwood Film Festival.