Fans Hope Former "American Idol" Contestant From Indiana Scores Record Deal

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June 18, 2010 Updated Mar 21, 2008 at 7:12 AM EDT

MULBERRY, Ind. (AP) - Fans of Amanda Overmyer, the "American Idol" contestant with two-toned hair and a raspy voice that won comparisons to Janis Joplin, are hoping she can still land a record
deal despite being cut from the show.

The 23-year-old respiratory nurse was voted off the show Wednesday night, a day after performing a feisty version of The Beatles' "Back in the U.S.S.R."

Overmyer's fans in Mulberry, the north-central Indiana farm town
where she lives, hope she can still land a record deal.

Publicist Ken Sunshine, whose clients include Justin Timberlake and John Mayer, says Overmyer made a strong impression as a singer and performer on the show. He says she's developed a strong fan base that could open the door to a record deal.

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