Mike Mineo auditioned because he wants to share his talents with as many people as he possibly could. Watch and discover Mike's first thought after he learned he was going to Hollywood!
Saying she couldn't pass up the opportunity to audition in her hometown, Kara Pitre is inspired by artists with "big voices". Learn more about the contestant who says Jessica Sanchez is her favorite past idol finalist.
"I like the way people feel when I sing." Breanna Steer discusses why she feels she's the next American Idol.
A lover of performing, Jada Vance describes herself as a "country girl". Watch as she states why she is possibly the next American Idol.
Stating Celine Dion is an influence to her, Anna Melvin "couldn't believe" she was going to Hollywood. Get familiar with her story.
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".
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?
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.
Laurence Herbert said he was "speechless" when he realized he was going to Hollywood. Is this Lake Charles, LA resident the next American Idol?
Auditioning because it was his "calling in life", Paul Jolley felt as if he was going to faint when he got the good word from the judges. Find out more about the contestant who says that he "always has a laugh to give."
"My family inspires me the most." Get to know Russellville, KY native Adam McPhaill.
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.
"Music speaks, and I want to speak to America." J'Leigh Chauvin is considering this American Idol campaign as an opportunity for redemption.
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