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.
With a sense of humor she says separates her from the crowd, Rachel Hankers says recording artist Beyonce inspires her to perform. Is she the Next American Idol?
Lancaster, PA native Emily Fritz enjoys performing and connecting with people. Besides music you may be shocked to hear what else interests her!
New York's own Nina Siegel auditioned for American Idol to change her life. Learn more about her story.
Inspired by his late aunt, Chris Watson loves music and is "proud to be an American". Find out more about the contestant who says his style sets him apart from the rest.
Janel Stinney learns different aspects about performing from different artists. Learn more about this Gaithersburg, MD native.
Aberdeen, MA resident Kriss Mincey says she can "entertain America." Does she have what it takes to be an American Idol?
Auditioning because music is her dream, Madison CT native Erin Christine wanted to call her mom when she advanced in the competition. Learn more about her story.
Saying the reason why we audition was for "redemption", Nicholas Boddington wants to take full advantage of his second chance. Will the second time be the charm for the Memphis, TN native?
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