Her Southern Oregon fans and a whole lot of others will turn on the tube tonight to watch a Selma woman compete as a finalist on "American Idol."

Her Southern Oregon fans and a whole lot of others will turn on the tube tonight to watch a Selma woman compete as a finalist on "American Idol."

Kristy Lee Cook, a country music lover who was born in the Southern Oregon town southwest of Grants Pass, is among 24 finalists on the show.

The dozen women in that group perform in tonight's show, set from 8 to 10 p.m. on Fox, Charter cable Channel 26 and broadcast Channel 13.

The group will be narrowed over coming weeks until a winner in the competition is named.