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.
Citing his mother as his biggest inspiration, Nicholas Rodriguez believes he's the next American Idol. Learn more about his story.
Keith Claiborne auditioned because he has something to prove to America. Learn more about this Farrell, PA resident.
"This is crazy, I can't believe it." Asbury Park, NJ resident Kareem Clark shares his Idol story.
With a self-professed unique look and voice, Cara Samantha is fully aware of the stakes of the American Idol Competition. Learn more about this Massapequa, NY native.
Stating that his talents as a producer and rapper make him unique, returning contestant David Leathers Jr. is inspired by his family to perform. Learn more about his story!
"The fact I got four yeses from the judges just blew me away." Janelle Arthur shares her incredible story in her own words.
Season 12's Top 11 dish on what excites them most about the American Idol LIVE! Tour 2013!
Saying that she "loves to sing," Christina Collins is ready to see what Hollywood brings. Get to know more about Christina!
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!
Feeling "super stoked" she got three yeses from the judges, Nalani Quintello heads to Hollywood for her chance to be the next American Idol. Get to know the contestant that calls Orange Park, FL home!
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.
Jena Irene got the experience of a lifetime when she was partnered with one of her favorite bands of all time, Paramore! Watch Jena and the band as they performed "Decode" and "Ain't It Fun!"
Waynesboro, TN native Jimmy Smith had in fact auditioned for American Idol online. Learn more about his self-described "country-soul" style that makes him unique.
Billed from Winchester, KY, Lauren Mink auditioned because she wanted a "second chance". Does she have what it takes to be the next American Idol the second time around?
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