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.
Auditioning because it was his "calling in life", Paul Jolley felt as if he was going to faint when he got the good word from the judges. Find out more about the contestant who says that he "always has a laugh to give."
"I auditioned today to live the American Dream." Dan Wood makes his case on why he should be the next American Idol.
Citing his mother as his biggest inspiration, Nicholas Rodriguez believes he's the next American Idol. Learn more about his story.
"This is crazy, I can't believe it." Asbury Park, NJ resident Kareem Clark shares his Idol story.
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.
Alex Kinsey loves to make people happy. Get to know more about this New Smyrna Beach, FL resident.
"The fact I got four yeses from the judges just blew me away." Janelle Arthur shares her incredible story in her own words.
John Fox auditioned for American Idol because he believed it was "time" to start his career. Learn more from the contestant that calls Magnolia, TX home!
This Virginia native got a standing ovation in a talent show and it inspired her to audition for American Idol. Learn more about the girl who isn't afraid to put herself out there!
Michelle Dimov auditions for IDOL because she is chasing her dream. Learn more about Michelle and why she believes she has what it takes to be the next American Idol!
Devin Robertson seized an amazing opportunity when the Idol Bus Tour came to his town. Now Devin's talents are taking him to Hollywood!
Auditioning because he felt he was "ready to be an artist," Tony Foster Jr is looking to make a name for himself in the competition. Watch as he describes the Idol audition process in his own words.
Saying that she "loves to sing," Sarah Scherb is following her dream! Watch as Sarah discusses an audition that she describes as simply "unreal."
MK Nobilette wanted her performance of “Perfect” by Pink to be the talk of the town! Was her rendition absolutely "perfection?"
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