Inspired by the movie "Selena" and our very own Mariah Carey, Brooke Hayden was relieved when she got the good word from the judges. Learn more about her story.
Sydney Todd was "in shock" when she learned she was going to Hollywood. Get to learn more about the contestant who has been watching American Idol for as long as she could remember.
Originally from Amsterdam and now living in Santa Monica, CA, Rick VanderKleign was elated when he learned he was moving on to Hollywood. Learn more about the contestant who says he was inspired by Elton John.
Meet Marvin Calderon. In this video he discusses his Idol audition and his experience in having his family witness the performance.
Folsom, CA native Brett Patterson auditioned for American Idol because he wants to make music his full time career. Discover which former Idol finalist he considers his greatest inspiration.
"I auditioned today because I am destined to be here." Oakland, CA native Kamaria Ousley auditioned for American Idol to "make her mark".
With a lifelong history of performing, Southlake, TX native Emma Winkler "loves music more than anything". Watch as she discusses her Idol auditioning experience in her own words.
Atlanta, GA native Matheus Fernandes wants to prove to himself that he has what it takes to be the next American Idol. Learn more about his story.
"I'm just excited to start this journey." Santa Clarita native Michelle Zarlenga looks forward to her American Idol quest!
Getting to perform in front of her idol Keith Urban, Haley Georgia was excited when she learned she was going to Hollywood. She also is a fan of our very own Reuben Studdard!
Wanting to show the world his "talent and story", Tyler Craig is representing Corpus Christi, TX. Find out more about the contestant that states that he "has a lot of soul".
Sean Curtis says that Blake Shelton was the artist that inspires him to perform. Learn more about the contestant that calls Cheyenne, WY his home.
From the Big Island of Hawaii, Bryant Tadeo marks his second attempt in becoming the next American Idol. Listen to his story in his own words.
After auditioning for American Idol once before, Britnee Kellogg believes that the second time might just be the charm. Learn more about this Vancouver, WA native.
In her third Idol campaign, Aubrey Cleland says she felt "blessed" to be getting the opportunity to go to Hollywood. Will the third time be the charm for the West Linn, OR native?
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