From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Favorite Song: "If" by Janet Jackson
Idol: Janet Jackson
Do you have a job?
Choreographer, cheerleading coach and dance teacher.
Do you have any formal singing training?
When I was 10 or 11, I participated in a traveling choir. The Singing Sons Boy Choir.
Where have you performed before?
School functions, malls, parties.
When did you first start to sing?
When I started talking.
What is your favorite song to sing?
No preference really.
What is the first concert you went to?
Powerhouse, the Power 96 concert.
What is the last concert you went to?
Janet Jackson's All 4 You Tour.
What other talents do you have?
I can dance and tumble.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Go to college. I will continue to pursue my career now that I have more confidence in myself.
What are your goals in life?
To be happy. To make others happy. To live my dreams. All of them.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
What is the first CD you ever bought?
The Lion King soundtrack.
What is in your CD player right now?
Christina Aguilera's new album.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
What is your favorite type of music?
What is your favorite song?
"If" by Janet Jackson.
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
"Velvet Rope" by Janet Jackson.
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Michael or Janet Jackson.
Most embarrassing moment?
At school, onstage the night before a show, my shorts ripped down the middle and showed the world what my mother gave me.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
This whole experience.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
A positive influence in the public, especially teens and younger, in pursuing dreams above all else.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
I am who I am because of my idols and I feel obligated, yet empowered, to give it back and pass it on.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon or Paula. Simon tells how it is most of the time. Paula was an idol for me.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
It's not like that because I think Randy's cool too.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Do your thing.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Who did you think was going to win last season?
Didn't really watch much, to be honest. I was busy.
If you could be a performer from any era, which would you choose and why?
Late '80s/early '90s just for the feel, or the '50s/'60s for the freedom.
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