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.
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.
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!
"The fact I got four yeses from the judges just blew me away." Janelle Arthur shares her incredible story in her own words.
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.
Selena Moreno returns for another opportunity to be the next American Idol. Learn more about this Sacramento, CA native.
Detroit native Keri Lynn Roche returns with a plan of making it to the American Idol finals! Learn more about Keri and why she says she's "in it to win it!"
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!
Looking to spread “joy and excitement,” Jocelyn Baker is planning on going far in her Idol campaign. Watch as she describes her audition experience in detail.
Laquan Fields believes he has "a story he can share with the world through song." Laquan hopes to use the judges' feedback to get ahead at Hollywood. Get to know Laquan Fields.
Caleb Johnson closed out 80s night with a tip of the cap to rock superstars Journey! Watch as Caleb sang "Faithfully" for his 80s night performance!
Saying that he loves to "change the mood of the audience", San Antonio, TX native Steven Curd auditioned because he wants to be "a household name". Learn more about the contestant who cites Reuben Studdard as his favorite past Idol finalist.
"Mariah Carey said I had a real soothing voice." Arlington, TX native Nicholas McCord discusses his American Idol journey in his own words.
Originally from Sweden but living in Texarkana, TX, Peter Garrett auditioned for American Idol to advance his music career. Learn more about his story.
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