Auditioning because he wanted to "keep a promise to himself", Nigel Slaughter hails from San Antonio, TX. Learn more about Nigel.
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX native Seeley Stephens was "very excited' upon learning she was going to Hollywood. Learn more about her story.
We were in for a surprise when star of the hit TV show "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel makes an appearance on American Idol!
Scotty McCreery was "Feelin' It!" Watch as the Season 10 winner rocked the Idol stage with his latest single from his album "See You Tonight!"
Jessica Meuse made beautiful music with noted hit-maker Jennifer Nettles. Watch as the pair performed Nettles' own "That Girl" as well as "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus!
And you can tell everybody! Rising hip hop soul star Aloe Blacc took to the Idol stage and performed his chart topping hit, "The Man" with the guys of the Top 13!
Originally from Cuba, Naples, FL resident Lazaro Arbos overcame speech difficulties to audition for American Idol. Learn more about Lazaro and his incredible story.
Singin' in the Second City! Take a look back at the American Idol auditions in Chicago.
Fort Mill, SC native Emily Hoffman really had a connection with former Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox. Find out why!
Burnell Taylor is excited for what the future holds. Find out what he has been up to since the season ended, and the thing he is most excited for on the American Idol LIVE! Tour.
Jillian Jensen has "always" told her family that she was the next American Idol, so it was fitting that she auditioned. Which legendary country and rock-star did Jillian say was her biggest influence? Watch and find out.
Saying she's "back to kill it," Symphony Howlett is ready to prove she has what it takes to be the next American Idol! Get the scoop on Symphony and her talents of singing, acting, and belly dancing!
Taking a chance and auditioning on the Idol Bus Tour, Laurel Wright was already familiar with “seizing the day.” Watch as Laurel tells us about her time auditioning for the judges!
The Top 11 gives their best impressions of fellow contestant Jena Irene!
Dexter Roberts stays true to his country roots with his performance of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama." Not bad from the guy who actually calls Alabama his home!
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