Way to make dad proud!
When American Idol's season 11 audition tour made its way to San Diego, Calif., on Sunday's episode, there was an unassuming contestant who proved she just might be one to watch this season: Jim Carrey's 24-year-old daughter, Jane.
Belting out Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About," Jane Carrey said she wanted to prove her worth as a vocalist on her own, without receiving special treatment because of her last name.
"The last name definitely helps and hurts. There's this pressure to be better because if I make it somewhere, I run the risk of people saying 'you only got there because of [your name.'" Jane reasoned before her performance. "I'm here to make my place in the world."
Heading into the judges' room to sing for Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, Jane was bashful when Lopez recalled meeting her as a child on set when she worked on In Living Color with her dad.
"You remember me? I was one of the Fly Girls?!" Lopez said, referring to her stint as a dancer on the 90s series that had a hand in launching Jim Carrey's comedy career.
Though the trio of judges advised Jane to find a better way to connect with her audience, they praised her potential and unanimously voted her through to Hollywood Week.
A thrilled Jane — mom to nearly 2-year-old Jackson with ex Alex Santana — couldn't wait to call her dad to tell him the good news.
"She's so wonderful and amazing to me," Jim, 49, told Ryan Seacrest via speakerphone after his daughter auditioned. "I can't wait for the world to understand what she has inside of her. This is going to be a fantastic year."
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