Punk rocker Mary Powers is proof there's life after "American Idol."
The Burbank resident was part of the show's Hollywood Week audition in February where she vied with about 200 other semi-finalists trying to make the final cut for the TV show's top 24 contestants. She finished in the top 50, putting in performances of Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" and "Sober" by Pink.
"There are cameras on you every moment of your life. And you have to be 'on' and kind of forget about those cameras," she said. "But it was really a good thing for me to be on 'American Idol' because I have fans now all over the world."
Fellow contestant Alex Nester got to know Powers as their rehearsal times were close together. Powers had spunk and was passionate about her performance, Nester said.
"I thought she made it for sure, honestly," she said. "She is an unbelievable talent and is so incredibly passionate about what she does. She is a true artist in every right."