Feeling her purpose in life is to sing, Ja'Bria Barber decided to audition for American Idol. Learn more about the contestant that cites Joshua Ledet as an influence.
Stating Celine Dion is an influence to her, Anna Melvin "couldn't believe" she was going to Hollywood. Get familiar with her story.
Soft spoken but with a belting voice, Brandy Neelly sees herself as dedicated to make the Idol finals. Watch and learn more about her story.
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.
Jonathan McNeil says Chris Brown is an inspiration to him. With a love of both performing and R&B music, McNeil looks to inspire others.
Seven years separate auditions for Jennifer Albee. Will the second time be the charm for the Pembroke, NH native?
Citing Carrie Underwood as her favorite former Idol contestant, Christina Langston wants to perform because it is her "passion". Discover more about the contestant who calls Shreveport, LA her home.
Baylee Goley was in the surprise of her life when Randy Jackson told her she was auditioning for Idol. Learn more about that story here.
"Being a performer is everything I love to do." Cherry Hill, NJ resident Zach Birnbaum tells his story in his own words.
Kree Harrison shares her "amazing" experience in visiting the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Jasper, GA native Brian Rittenberry was a winner of a Disney Dream Ticket. Watch as he tells his story in his own words.
Alisabeth Von Presley prides herself on being different and being able to "think outside of the box". Find out more about the Cedar Rapids, IA native.
American Idol XIII kicks off this January on FOX! See what unfolds as the Search for a Superstar continues!
"There's a lot of talented people in this world and they all come through American Idol." Get an exclusive look at Season XIII as judges Keith, Harry and Jennifer embark on their search for a superstar!
American Idol contestants come from all walks of life. Meet some of the faces of Season XIII, and be sure to follow all of the American Idol action January 15th on FOX!