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?
"I auditioned today to live the American Dream." Dan Wood makes his case on why he should be the next American Idol.
Woodland, NC native Kenny Harrison was inspired by his grandmother to perform. He feels he has the talent and the personality to be the next American Idol.
Keith Claiborne auditioned because he has something to prove to America. Learn more about this Farrell, PA resident.
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.
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.
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!
Saying that she "loves to sing," Christina Collins is ready to see what Hollywood brings. Get to know more about Christina!
After being sent home after Hollywood Week last year, Steven Curd is looking for a better outing this time around. Get to know Steven again for the first time!
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.
Madisen Walker was "speechless" when she learned she was headed to Hollywood. Get to know more about Madisen, and learn why she believes she's the next American Idol!
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