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.
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.
Saying that she "loves to sing," Christina Collins is ready to see what Hollywood brings. Get to know more about Christina!
Melanie Porras felt now the time was right to pursue her dream! Get to know the contestant that cites John Mayer and Norah Jones as her biggest musical influences.
Detroit native Keri Lynn Roche returns with a plan of making it to the American Idol finals! Learn more about Keri and why she says she's "in it to win it!"
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!
Laquan Fields believes he has "a story he can share with the world through song." Laquan hopes to use the judges' feedback to get ahead at Hollywood. Get to know Laquan Fields.
In her first Finalist Diary, Angie Miller speaks on making the Top 10 and what she expects to accomplish in the weeks to come.
Bozeman, MT native Alex Delaney said she felt "pure joy" when she learned she was going to Hollywood. Get to learn about the contestant who's "proud to represent the state of Montana".
Alisha Dixon says her love of music and her appearance sets her apart from the rest. Get to know more about the contestant that cites Kelly Clarkson as her favorite past Idol winner.
Hailing from Anchorage, AK, Adriana Latonio wants to fulfill her dream of becoming a popular singer. Find out more about the contestant who wants to inspire others with her music.
"I auditioned today because it sounded better than being in school." Kaitlan Solis hails from San Antonio, TX and says that her grandmother was her greatest inspiration.
Inspired by The Beatles, Kevin Quinn auditioned because he loves to sing in front of an audience. Learn why he feels he's the next American Idol.
Jett Hermano thanks her fans for supporting her throughout her run on the competition. Watch as she wishes them all the best and discusses her post Idol plans.
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