‘American Idol’ Judges Fight Over Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell’s Crown (VIDEO)

American Idol is welcoming American royalty to the auditions as Miss America 2016, Betty Maxwell puts her crown into the ring for a chance at becoming the country’s next big music star.

In an exclusive sneak peek clip of her audition, the 27-year-old performer is bringing her Miss America crown along for good luck and leaves it by judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan who get a little competitive around the accessory.

American Idol Miss America Betty Maxwell

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Betty’s audition is doubly special because of the song she’s chosen to perform for the judges. In a brief peke at her musical performance, viewers get to see Betty’s interpretation of “A Moment Like This,” the hit song from American Idol‘s first-ever champion, Kelly Clarkson.

Even with her stellar vocals, could someone else be stealing her crown? In the background as Betty belts her song, Katy can’t keep herself from reaching for the headpiece, but Betty has allies in Lionel and Luke who attempt to stop their fellow judge from snagging the Miss America crown for herself.

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Plus, find out who received the first platinum ticket.

The episode, airing Sunday, March 6 features performers from across the country as the judges visit Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee to see what these cities have to offer by means of musical prowess. Plus, stay tuned for never-before-seen twists and the second-ever Platinum Ticket winner being revealed.

Catch the fun clip, above, and don’t miss Betty’s full audition when she finds out whether she’ll be getting a ticket to Hollywood or not.

American Idol, Sundays, 8/7c, ABC