Urged to audition by her boyfriend and her family, Elaine Gutierrez was in "complete shock" when she advanced in the competition. Learn more about the Maplewood, NJ native.
Auditioning in her late sister's memory, East Hartford, CT resident Ashlee Feliciano describes herself as "unique". Learn more about her story.
Citing his mother as his biggest inspiration, Nicholas Rodriguez believes he's the next American Idol. Learn more about his story.
"This is crazy, I can't believe it." Asbury Park, NJ resident Kareem Clark shares his Idol story.
Stating that his talents as a producer and rapper make him unique, returning contestant David Leathers Jr. is inspired by his family to perform. Learn more about his story!
Pledging to "show the world", Shawdai Crowe was "overjoyed" when she got the good word from the judges. Learn more about her story.
"The fact I got four yeses from the judges just blew me away." Janelle Arthur shares her incredible story in her own words.
Season 12's Top 11 dish on what excites them most about the American Idol LIVE! Tour 2013!
Saying that she "loves to sing," Christina Collins is ready to see what Hollywood brings. Get to know more about Christina!
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!
Saying that she "doesn't discriminate at all" when it comes to musical genres, Wantika Treadwell is ready to sing any and everything that comes her way! Watch as she discusses her Idol audition experience!
Kristen O'Connor is following a lifelong dream by auditioning for American Idol. With three yeses from the judges and a ticket to Hollywood, she is well on her way!
Simeon Twitty auditioned for American Idol because he's looking to take his music career to the next level. Get to know Simeon and learn what makes him stand out from the other contestants!
Madisen Walker was "speechless" when she learned she was headed to Hollywood. Get to know more about Madisen, and learn why she believes she's the next American Idol!
Broderic Simpson is ready to share his voice with the world! Broderic is inspired by Chris Brown and wants to be a triple threat. Get to know Broderic Simpson.
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