STORY BY REBECCA HANLON
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After it was announced during Wednesday’s show that the York County native would advance to the next round after her Tuesday night performance of Joni Mitchell’s “Help Me,” Shirey was sobbing.
“I’m always surprised how much it gets to me,” Shirey said during a phone interview Thursday morning. “My heart was throbbing out of my chest. I got dizzy after. I was crying so hard that every person who hugged me when I got off stage started crying, too.”
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