Auditioning because it was his "calling in life", Paul Jolley felt as if he was going to faint when he got the good word from the judges. Find out more about the contestant who says that he "always has a laugh to give."
Candice Glover takes a moment to update her Finalist Diary to discuss her recent trip to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles this week.
Carlton Smith isn't shy when he says he believes he has what it takes "to go far" in this competition. Learn what makes Carlton stand out from the rest.
John Fox auditioned for American Idol because he believed it was "time" to start his career. Learn more from the contestant that calls Magnolia, TX home!
This Virginia native got a standing ovation in a talent show and it inspired her to audition for American Idol. Learn more about the girl who isn't afraid to put herself out there!
Selena Moreno returns for another opportunity to be the next American Idol. Learn more about this Sacramento, CA native.
After being sent home after Hollywood Week last year, Steven Curd is looking for a better outing this time around. Get to know Steven again for the first time!
Melanie Porras felt now the time was right to pursue her dream! Get to know the contestant that cites John Mayer and Norah Jones as her biggest musical influences.
Saying that she "loves to sing," Sarah Scherb is following her dream! Watch as Sarah discusses an audition that she describes as simply "unreal."
Saying that he loves to "change the mood of the audience", San Antonio, TX native Steven Curd auditioned because he wants to be "a household name". Learn more about the contestant who cites Reuben Studdard as his favorite past Idol finalist.
"Mariah Carey said I had a real soothing voice." Arlington, TX native Nicholas McCord discusses his American Idol journey in his own words.
Janelle Arthur confesses what she misses most about home in her second Finalist Diary.
"I feel amazing!" Paul Jolley discusses his status of being an Idol finalist.
"I auditioned today because it sounded better than being in school." Kaitlan Solis hails from San Antonio, TX and says that her grandmother was her greatest inspiration.
Lazaro Arbos shares where he would see himself five years in the future in this week's Finalist Diary.
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