Forgive us if we Floridians get a little pumped when someone we know is on TV for a positive reason. Recently, when Alex and Sierra (who had ties to Florida Atlantic University) won X Factor, we were pleasantly surprised, just like when West Palm's Cassadee Pope went from pop-punk act Hey Monday to killing it on The Voice. We're thus happy to announce that local guitar cutie Carly Jo Jackson made it past round one of America's Got Talent auditions.
She's still the same bubbly, quirky, down-to-earth girl we always knew. Last time we spoke with the future star, it was huddled on a small, outside table at the Funky Buddha, but this interview was timed and over the phone with an NBC rep on the line. Check out our conversation to learn how she prepped for the audition, her infamous peeing problem, and what she really thinks about Howard Stern.More »