America loves a sob story and to root for an underdog. That's why Tennessee 'Tent Girl' Amy Brumfield won 'American Idol' viewers and judges over last night (Jan. 18) when she auditioned for the show. Her hard luck story – she lives in a tent because she can't afford to reside anywhere else -- resonated and she showed actual vocal talent when she sang 'Superwoman' by Alicia Keys.
Her story has the makings of a rags-to-riches tale if she keeps going. However, Brumfield, 24, has other issues besides homelessness. In fact, she has a lengthy criminal record, with arrests in 2005, 2007 and 2010. She's also a bit of a boozer.