Watch Crystal Lake Central grad Grace Kinstler advance to next round of ‘American Idol’

Lakewood native Grace Kinstler earned a golden ticket to advance to the next round of hit TV show “American Idol” after her voice brought one judge to tears in the show’s season premiere.

Kinstler, a 20-year-old graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School, said she was overjoyed when she heard she would move on to the next round of the show in Hollywood, California.

All three judges said they ranked her up with some of the best voices they ever heard on the show.