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?
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.
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.
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!
Saying that she "never missed a season" of American Idol, Kendra Vailes believes this year was her opportunity to audition. Discover more about her background.
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.
Carlton Smith isn't shy when he says he believes he has what it takes "to go far" in this competition. Learn what makes Carlton stand out from the rest.
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!
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!
Devin Robertson seized an amazing opportunity when the Idol Bus Tour came to his town. Now Devin's talents are taking him to Hollywood!
Describing his audition experience as "mind-blowing," Maurice Townsend wants to make the most of his Idol opportunity. Citing John Legend and Mariah Carey as influences, find out why Maurice says his "tone" makes him unique.
Feeling "super stoked" she got three yeses from the judges, Nalani Quintello heads to Hollywood for her chance to be the next American Idol. Get to know the contestant that calls Orange Park, FL home!
Despite receiving a no from Keith, Khristian Davis is relieved that she received enough yeses to head to Hollywood! Get to know more about this Chicago, IL native and learn what makes her unique!
Devin Velez is glad he's heading to the finals. Watch as he discusses his game plan heading into the next round of the competition.
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