Jose Salinas states that his mother and her modeling career was an inspiration for him. Watch as he describes his feelings during the audition process.
"I want to sing and make a difference." Prescott, AR native Rachel Hale feels she can be the next American Idol. With her ticket to Hollywood already punched, she candidly discusses what makes her stand out from the crowd.
"I couldn't dream of doing anything else." James Redden describes his journey to Hollywood.
Jena Irene got the experience of a lifetime when she was partnered with one of her favorite bands of all time, Paramore! Watch Jena and the band as they performed "Decode" and "Ain't It Fun!"
Passionate about performing, Warner Robins, GA resident Summer Cunningham believes she is the next American Idol. Get familiar with her story.
Hailing from Statesville, NC, Carah Crosswhite felt advancing in the Idol competition was a "dream come true". Learn more about her story.
Frankie Ford cut his teeth singing on the subways in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about his story.
Aunyai Hedrick auditioned because she wanted to prove to her family that singing is her passion. Learn more about this Greensboro, NC native.
Janel Stinney learns different aspects about performing from different artists. Learn more about this Gaithersburg, MD native.
Aubrey Cleland talks about her American Idol experience and what she is most excited about doing on tour. Watch her special message to her fans!
Erin Christine from Madison, CT auditioned last year and she's back this year to win it all! Learn more about the girl who jams out to The Beatles in her car.
Urged to audition by her vocal coach, Remi Wolf was excited when she received yeses from the judges. Get to know Remi!
Taking a risk by singing an original song, Marcus Holloway took a big risk during his audition. Get all the inside info on Marcus here!
Alex Gilomen auditioned last year and now she's back for a second chance. Meet the gal who got great feedback from our judges and can play several instruments.
Janelle Arthur talks about her making the Top 10 in her first Finalist Diary.
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