Citing Dave Grohl as an influence, Marion, IA resident Gabe Brown enjoys performing for others. Discover more about Gabe.
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?
"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.
Caramel, IN native Josh Stephens is out to prove that "you don't have to sacrifice happiness to achieve your dreams". Discover more about Josh and his story.
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.
Alicia Smith explains how her musical inspirations has helped her on her Idol journey.
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!
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.
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.
Leah Guerrero auditioned for Idol because it was the final step in putting her life "back together." Learn more about the contestant that hails from Clinton Township, MI!
Melanie Porras felt now the time was right to pursue her dream! Get to know the contestant that cites John Mayer and Norah Jones as her biggest musical influences.
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!"
In her first Finalist Diary, Angie Miller speaks on making the Top 10 and what she expects to accomplish in the weeks to come.
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