Citing Dave Grohl as an influence, Marion, IA resident Gabe Brown enjoys performing for others. Discover more about Gabe.
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.
Auditioning in her late sister's memory, East Hartford, CT resident Ashlee Feliciano describes herself as "unique". Learn more about her story.
Alicia Smith explains how her musical inspirations has helped her on her Idol journey.
Jayne Jaegar describes her meeting with the judges as "emotional". Find out why this Clarendon Hills, IL resident believes she's the next American Idol.
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!
Pledging to "show the world", Shawdai Crowe was "overjoyed" when she got the good word from the judges. Learn more about her story.
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.
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!
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.
Marcus (50 Cent) has always known he was going to be a rapper. But when his mother is murdered, young Marcus turns to dealing drugs for New York crime boss Majestic to pay the bills. As dealing turns to gang banging, however, Marcus finds his life spinning out of control, eventually landing in prison. While there, he decides to quit hustling and dedicate himself to his music...but by turning his back on Majestic, he may have signed his own death warrant. Terrence Howard co-stars in this hard-hitting story based on 50 Cent's transformation from gangster to rapper, an unforgettable ride from tragic beginning to triumphant end.
A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
When a former gang member decides to go straight and dedicate himself to his music... he may have signed his own death warrant. This hard-hitting story is based on 50 Cent's transformation from gangster to rapper.
Music superstar Eminem is "magnetic" (Variety) in this semi-autobiographical story about an aspiring rapper who dreams of escaping his life of crushing poverty in Detroit. But to do that, he first has to conquer his personal demons and compete in a series of grueling hip-hop battles with rival rappers. Oscar(R)-winner for Best Original Song.
"Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back - and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice - and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance. From Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying and Mesmerizing!"
Grammy Award-winning phenomenon Eminem makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back - and the courage that can set us free.
Meg sings the blues.
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