The show that turns singers into superstars is back, and our judges are ready to make dreams come true.
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.
"Destiny made me audition today," says Denise Jackson, a native of Madison, WI. Learn more about the contestant who cites Jennifer Hudson as her favorite Idol contestant.
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.
Jayne Jaegar describes her meeting with the judges as "emotional". Find out why this Clarendon Hills, IL resident believes she's the next American Idol.
"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.
Alex Kinsey loves to make people happy. Get to know more about this New Smyrna Beach, FL resident.
"The fact I got four yeses from the judges just blew me away." Janelle Arthur shares her incredible story in her own words.
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Waynesboro, TN native Jimmy Smith had in fact auditioned for American Idol online. Learn more about his self-described "country-soul" style that makes him unique.
Passionate about performing, Warner Robins, GA resident Summer Cunningham believes she is the next American Idol. Get familiar with her 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.