With a talent that he describes as an "androgynous style", Josh Davila (aka Jada) enters the competition hailing from Chicago, IL. Watch and learn what makes him unique.
Originally from Cuba, Naples, FL resident Lazaro Arbos overcame speech difficulties to audition for American Idol. Learn more about Lazaro and his incredible story.
Citing singer John Legend as an influence, Chicago native Jason Jones can also play the piano. Will his talent and his perseverance make him the next American idol?
A self-proclaimed "geek", Clifton Duffin is representing the south Chicago suburb of Country Club Hills, IL. Find out more about his Idol aspirations.
Amaris Wayman discusses how her mother inspired her to be a professional singer. Auditioning with her brother, she looks to make this season a family affair!
Gabe Brown says he's been "making noises" since he sang "I'm a Little Teapot". Does the singer-slash-baker impress during his audition?
Nicki Minaj has an ear for talent, but maybe she has "eyes" for it too. Watch as she "inspects" this year's "talent crop" in Chicago
Detroit, MI native Keri Lynn Roche was pleasantly surprised when she made it to Hollywood. Learn more about her influences and goals.
Originally from Texas and now residing in Nashville, Josh Holiday loves performing, gospel music, and the music of former Idol contestant Jordin Sparks.
With a love of performing, Griffin Peterson is representing the town of Oconomowoc, WI. Find out why he believes he is the next American Idol.
Lover of life Charles Allen discusses his reasons for auditioning for Idol. You have to hear his reaction upon receiving his golden ticket!
South Barrington, IL resident Ashika Sachdev has a passion for music. Learn more about the time she met her inspiration and favorite Idol Jordin Sparks
Besides music, Kevin Nabity also has a passion for computer animation and dancing. Will his varied passions give him an advantage in his audition?
"It just got real!" Nicholas Mathis was excited when he learned he was heading to Hollywood. Find out what Nicholas says makes him unique. His response may surprise you.
Taking the advice of a best friend, Stephanie Schimel auditioned for American Idol. Watch and learn more about the contestant that looks to former Idol winner Kelly Clarkson for inspiration.