Citing Dave Grohl as an influence, Marion, IA resident Gabe Brown enjoys performing for others. Discover more about Gabe.
Having already sang with season 11 Idol finalist Joshua Ledet, Curtis Finch Jr. cites his equally spiritual background as his inspiration. Learn more about St. Louis, MO native that "loves to smile"
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.
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?
Caramel, IN native Josh Stephens is out to prove that "you don't have to sacrifice happiness to achieve your dreams". Discover more about Josh and his story.
Alicia Smith explains how her musical inspirations has helped her on her Idol journey.
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.
Lazaro Arbos is excited to visit new places across the country during the American Idol LIVE! Tour. Find out what he had to say to his tour fans!
Singin' in the Second City! Take a look back at the American Idol auditions in Chicago.
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?
Naperville, IL resident Alex Oechsel explains how American Idol gives her "hope".
Fort Mill, SC native Emily Hoffman really had a connection with former Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox. Find out why!
Janel Stinney learns different aspects about performing from different artists. Learn more about this Gaithersburg, MD native.
After being inspired to sing after seeing Robert Plant perform, Charlie Askew auditioned because he believes he can be the next American Idol. Learn more about what makes him stand out from the competition.
Aubrey Cleland talks about her American Idol experience and what she is most excited about doing on tour. Watch her special message to her fans!