Originally from Cuba, Naples, FL resident Lazaro Arbos overcame speech difficulties to audition for American Idol. Learn more about Lazaro and his incredible story.
The granddaughter of a jazz pianist, Denver, CO native Brooke Villanyi was relieved when she heard the good news from the judges. She hopes to use her experience with music to her advantage.
"Is this really happening?" Monroe, GA native Brianna Faulk says her brother inspired her to perform. Learn more about the contestant who says that Jennifer Hudson was her favorite former Idol finalist.
Janel Stinney learns different aspects about performing from different artists. Learn more about this Gaithersburg, MD native.
Believing she has "something to prove" not only to her self but to her father, Marrialle Sellars was so happy when she received yeses from the judges. Watch as she describe the tense moments surrounding her audition!
It's no surprise that our own Jennifer Lopez has a following! Keith and Harry look on as all eyes are on J'Lo!
Wanting to appear on Idol her whole life, Paris Primeau is looking to make her singing dreams a reality! Watch as she describes how her vocals set her apart from the crowd!
Singer-songwriter Jena Irene Asciutto was looking to take the next big step in her music career. Was her performance of Adele’s “Rolling in The Deep” enough to send Jena on to the next round?
Citing her "huge passion for music," Emily Piriz feels she has what it takes to be the next American Idol. Find out more about her audition which she dubbed as "an awesome experience."
Taking the appearance of the Idol Bus Tour in her town as a sign, Julie Offill decided then and there to audition for American Idol. Get to know the contestant who calls Arlington, TX her home!
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.
Tessa Kate wanted to make the decision of who is going to Hollywood very difficult. Did her performance of “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash do just that?
Quaid Edwards kicked off the Omaha Auditions with his performance of “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. Would Quaid's life be changed by a ticket to Hollywood?
Briston Maroney brought both his A-Game and his guitar to his Final Judgment performance of Passenger’s “Let Her Go.” Did our judges send him through to the next round, or did they “let him go” home?
The last two contestants for the evening wanted to make the biggest splash. Watch as C.J. Harris performs "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers Band, while Casey Thrasher performs Brett Eldredge's "Don't Ya." The final judgment? A cliffhanger!
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