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.
"Destiny made me audition today," says Denise Jackson, a native of Madison, WI. Learn more about the contestant who cites Jennifer Hudson as her favorite Idol contestant.
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.
"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!
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!
You'd be surprised how many hopefuls this season aren't familiar with our Harry Connick, Jr. Well, allow him to tell us "who dat?"
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!
Idol continues the search for a superstar as auditions shift to Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA! Take a look at some of the most memorable moments of the night, including a former Idol finalist's son and a "Sound Healer."
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