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!
Elaine Velie has been watching American Idol competition since she was eight years old. She believes her singer-songwriter style makes her stand out from the other contestants.
"I auditioned today because it has been my everlasting dream to be a singer." Los Angeles, CA resident Natalia Richardson discusses why she believes she's the next American Idol.
Chappaqua, NY native Alex Federici has been performing all of his life. Learn the reason why he decided to audition for American Idol.
"I loved music from the beginning." Duluth, GA native Isabelle loves to perform. Does she have what it takes to be the next American Idol?
Galloway, NJ resident Christian Foti notes Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as his biggest influences. Learn more about the contestant who has a passion for big band crooners.
Being inspired by former Idol runner up Clay Aiken, Vangelis "Van" Dimopoulos believes he is the next American Idol. Learn more about the Scotch Plains, NJ native.
"This is crazy, I can't believe it." Asbury Park, NJ resident Kareem Clark shares his Idol story.
Urged to audition by her boyfriend and her family, Elaine Gutierrez was in "complete shock" when she advanced in the competition. Learn more about the Maplewood, NJ native.
Sarah Restuccio auditioned for American Idol in honor of a friend that had passed away. Discover more about this Hammonton, NJ resident.
Christian Lopez states he can bring "something new" to American Idol. Discover more about the contestant who cites Phillip Phillips as his favorite former Idol finalist.
Jessie Lawrence says that auditioning for Idol was "his dream". Learn more about the Newark, NJ native and his story.
Frankie Ford cut his teeth singing on the subways in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about his story.
Inspired by the hard-working nature of her mother, Philadelphia, PA resident Taylor Rand is "ready" to be the Next American Idol. Check out her interview.
The granddaughter of a jazz pianist, Denver, CO native Brooke Villanyi was relieved when she heard the good news from the judges. She hopes to use her experience with music to her advantage.
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