Saying that he’s “ready for a change,” Woody Gaddie stepped up to audition for American Idol. Saying there was “a lot of pressure” performing in front of the judges, Woody is excited to be headed out to Hollywood!
Looking to honor her family, Paula Hunt took the plunge and auditioned for American Idol! Watch as she describes performing for the judges in her own words.
Auditioning in honor of her late grandfather, Lexi Schmidt "loves music" and wants to make a difference. Discover more about this Tulsa, OK resident.
Aubrey Cleland is "over the moon" in knowing that she's moving on in the competition. Watch as discusses her feelings upon hearing she advancing to the next round.
A singer as well as a mother, Kathleen Swartz cites her son as an inspiration for her to perform. Watch as she discusses her goals in music as well as her favorite former American Idol finalist.
Zoanette Johnson hails from Tulsa, OK and has a passion for performing . You wouldn't believe what she said when she learned she was going on to Hollywood!
Inspired by John Mayer and Florence + The Machine, Cedrick Austin loves to give a "full performance" when he sings. Get to know the contestant that says Haley Reinhart is his favorite past Idol finalist.
Kree Harrison takes a moment to talk about the people that have been the biggest influences on her life in her latest Finalist Diary.
Alex Preston continued to swing for the fences with his rendition of Coldplay’s “Yellow.” Do you think Alex found a way to make the song his own?
For his first showing of the night, Caleb Johnson performed "Dream On" by Aerosmith. After he sang Idol creator Simon Fuller's choice, it would be up to America to help Caleb realize his own "dream."
"I couldn't describe it in words," Holly Miller said describing her experience with the judges. Discover why the Waverly, OH native feels she's the next American Idol.
"I auditioned today because that's why I came to America…" Bolivian native and Weston, FL resident Luis Gamarra tells his inspiring story in his own words.
Resident physician Calvin T. Peters had auditioned for American Idol because he "always had a passion for music." Learn more about the Fort Worth, TX native.
The road to crowning the next American Idol starts here. Take a look back at the men and women who auditioned in New York City for their chance at stardom!
Galloway, NJ resident Christian Foti notes Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as his biggest influences. Learn more about the contestant who has a passion for big band crooners.
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