Citing Carrie Underwood as her favorite former Idol contestant, Christina Langston wants to perform because it is her "passion". Discover more about the contestant who calls Shreveport, LA her home.
A street performer living in New Orleans, Emily White decided that the time was right to audition for American Idol. Learn more about the contestant originally from Elmira, NY.
Encouraged by her best friend to audition, Olivia Gaines said she "froze, then started sobbing" when she realized she was going to Hollywood. Get to know the Enfield, CT resident.
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.
Coming from a musically inclined family, Athena Frangos wants to reach the "next level" of performing. Is she well on her way to becoming the next American Idol?
With her father convincing her to audition, Maddie Hayes "couldn't believe" she was going to Hollywood. Watch to see what she says makes her stand out from the competition.
In addition to singing, Tyler Jacobson says his skills as a songwriter sets him apart from the rest. Learn more about this Nashville, TN native.
Stating Celine Dion is an influence to her, Anna Melvin "couldn't believe" she was going to Hollywood. Get familiar with her story.
Brandy Hotard is in the middle of her third American Idol campaign. Will the third time be the charm from the Port Allen, LA native?
"I auditioned today to live the American Dream." Dan Wood makes his case on why he should be the next American Idol.
Amber Holcomb battled a hoarse throat to advance on to Hollywood. Hear her tell the tale in her own words.
Encouraged by his father to sing, Dustin Watts auditioned for American Idol to see how far his passion will take him. Does he have what it takes to be the next American Idol?
"My family inspires me the most." Get to know Russellville, KY native Adam McPhaill.
"How many people can make Mariah Carey cry?" Burnell Taylor discusses the judges' reaction during his audition.
Noting Martina McBride as an inspiration, Jenny Beth Willis has always wanted to sing on the American Idol stage. Learn more about the contestant who described her audition experience as "surreal".
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