One episode after 17-year-old 4S Ranch resident Kristi Krause – a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School — appeared on Fox Television’s American Idol advancing to Hollywood, she was off the program.

Krause, the daughter of Bob and Deanna Krause, auditioned in San Francisco (actually taped in November) and sang the Etta James hit “At Last” for judges Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson on the Feb. 9 broadcast to advance.  But the following night, she was ousted from the competition.

The highly-rated TV show is shown locally each week on San Diego’s KSWB Fox 5.