Joey Cook is a 23-year-old restaurant server from Woodbridge, Virginia. When not working, she’s playing her favorite instrument, the accordion. Her grandfather has always wanted her to audition for American Idol, so she’ll be at the audition on Wednesday, January 14.
Joey says she’s always had a thing for obscure instruments. She started out with the ukulele and then one night she had a dream about playing the accordion. She wants to get on American Idol more than anything in the world. As she said, “I’d like to show people that I’m better at more than just waiting tables.” American Idol fan Karen Mikolasko writes: “She’s definitely got character going for her.”