A young Mitchell, South Dakota singer has her time cut short on one of the biggest stages on television.

Unfortunately, Black Hills State University student from South Dakota Logan Culhane is not moving on to the Top 24 on ABC's American Idol. But she's ready to share her "Idol" journey with her social media followers, including her first original song!

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Logan did secure her "Golden Ticket" on American Idol to make it to Hollywood Week. Since none of her "Idol" performances ever aired on television, Logan told her followers and friends the songs she performed for judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

  • Logan's Audition song: "Creep" by Radiohead
  • Hollywood Week performance: "Rising Sun" by The Animals

These songs can be very challenging to sing. But Logan explains she nailed her "Idol" performances. Country singer Luke Bryan mentioned how much she improved between songs and Logan was "hitting the notes with ease." But with so many talented people like Logan, the judges were forced to make tough decisions. Logan was not part of their plan for this season of American Idol. She was picked as a finalist for Season 22.

READ MORE: Mitchell, South Dakota Singer Gets Golden ‘American Idol’ Ticket

Logan says it was "very hard" to leave this competition so early. However, TWO GIANT standing ovations from the all-star judges on American Idol help Logan feel very positive about her future as a performer.

At the end of the day, there were SO many talented people and i can’t imagine how hard it was for the judges to make the decisions they did. im so grateful i got the chance to get the critiques i did because now if i come back i will be 10x stronger !!!

South Dakota is so proud of you, Logan! We can't wait to see what you'll do next and hear your music soon.

Twelve South Dakota Places to Put on Your "Must Visit" List!

Make the most of summer in South Dakota and visit these spots that speak to why SD is great!

A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

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35 Movies That Take Place in South Dakota

When it comes to South Dakota and Hollywood, we've seen our fair share of films that have used our state as the backdrop for a number of productions over the years. They may not have always filmed here, but movie folk love to set stories here.

We're all familiar with the blockbusters like 1990's Dances With Wolves, 1959's North By Northwest, and more recently, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But our state's life on the big screen goes back nearly 100 years.

According to IMDb, it all started with Courtin' Wildcats, a 1929 film which, like so many of the 29 films on this list, is a Western set in the time before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

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