Promo for season 11 of American Idol
After being inspired to sing after seeing Robert Plant perform, Charlie Askew auditioned because he believes he can be the next American Idol. Learn more about what makes him stand out from the competition.
Auditioning for the "learning opportunity", Newtown, PA native Courtney Calle believes she has what it takes to be the next American Idol. Learn more about the contestant who prides herself on "being different".
Mariah Pulice "doesn't want to do anything else with her life" than perform. Does this Darien, IL native have what it takes to be the next American Idol?
Saying the reason why we audition was for "redemption", Nicholas Boddington wants to take full advantage of his second chance. Will the second time be the charm for the Memphis, TN native?
"How many people can make Mariah Carey cry?" Burnell Taylor discusses the judges' reaction during his audition.
Calling her blend of personality, talent, and looks the "Triple Threat", Vanessa Quillao believes she can be the next American Idol. Learn more about the contestant who cites Jessica Sanchez as her favorite former Idol finalist.
"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.
Big Lake, MN native Beau Lastavich is a fan of among other things, Steven Tyler and former Idol contestant Bo Bice. Find out more in this video
Bea Solorzano discusses how her fiancé I her greatest inspiration. Get to know this Nashville, TN resident.
Amaris Wayman discusses how her mother inspired her to be a professional singer. Auditioning with her brother, she looks to make this season a family affair!
Long Island, NY native Lizz Weiss says she auditioned to win the competition because "there is no other reason." Learn more about the contestant who cites Christina Aguilera and Amy Winehouse as inspirations.
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!