Encouraged by his father to sing, Dustin Watts auditioned for American Idol to see how far his passion will take him. Does he have what it takes to be the next American Idol?
Saying that she "never missed a season" of American Idol, Kendra Vailes believes this year was her opportunity to audition. Discover more about her background.
Candice Glover takes a moment to update her Finalist Diary to discuss her recent trip to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles this week.
Carlton Smith isn't shy when he says he believes he has what it takes "to go far" in this competition. Learn what makes Carlton stand out from the rest.
After being sent home after Hollywood Week last year, Steven Curd is looking for a better outing this time around. Get to know Steven again for the first time!
Describing his audition experience as "mind-blowing," Maurice Townsend wants to make the most of his Idol opportunity. Citing John Legend and Mariah Carey as influences, find out why Maurice says his "tone" makes him unique.
Saying that she "doesn't discriminate at all" when it comes to musical genres, Wantika Treadwell is ready to sing any and everything that comes her way! Watch as she discusses her Idol audition experience!
Despite receiving a no from Keith, Khristian Davis is relieved that she received enough yeses to head to Hollywood! Get to know more about this Chicago, IL native and learn what makes her unique!
Simeon Twitty auditioned for American Idol because he's looking to take his music career to the next level. Get to know Simeon and learn what makes him stand out from the other contestants!
Looking to spread “joy and excitement,” Jocelyn Baker is planning on going far in her Idol campaign. Watch as she describes her audition experience in detail.
Rachel Hale says her elimination "kind of stunk." Watch as she thanks her fans and her hometown of Prescott, AR
What do our judges have to say about our Top 20? Watch as Randy, Nicki, Keith and even Ryan discuss what makes an "Idol Moment" and more!
Wanting to take the "next step" as an artist, Scott Fleenor auditioned for American Idol. He explains how his love of performing helped to change his life.
"I want to sing and make a difference." Prescott, AR native Rachel Hale feels she can be the next American Idol. With her ticket to Hollywood already punched, she candidly discusses what makes her stand out from the crowd.
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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