Savannah, GA native Rhashamel Brooks was "overjoyed" to learn he was going to Hollywood. Watch as he describes his unique musical style.
"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.
Champions Gate, FL native Michelle Montezeri says she's "not afraid to be different". Discover the reason why she feels she's the next American Idol.
Corinth, MS native and Army Veteran Trevor Blakney describes the roller coaster of emotions he felt during his audition. Learn more from the contestant who says Joshua Ledet was his favorite former Idol finalist.
Marine Corps veteran Khristopher Fuselier is auditioning for American Idol this season to follow his dream. Get to know why he says his sister inspires him to perform.
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?
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