From: Memphis, TN
Favorite Song: "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Idol: My Parents
Do you have a job?
Do you have any formal singing training?
Where have you performed before?
Elementary - high school concert, jazz, women's choir, Miss Sophomore/Junior, high school plays, night clubs, weddings, and birthday parties.
When did you first start to sing?
At the age of 2 years.
What is your favorite song to sing?
"I Will Always Love You".
What is the first concert you went to?
An R. Kelly concert in '93.
What is the last concert you went to?
The Nutcracker at the Orpheum in '01.
What other talents do you have?
I love to write songs, poems, and produce, dancing, I can act as well; doing hair.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I will be back in Memphis working on a demo.
What are your goals in life?
To grow with every life lesson. To be a successful singer/performer and to make new goals with each one that I accomplish.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
What is the first CD you ever bought?
What is in your CD player right now?
Will Downing and Gerald Albright's "Pleasures of the Night".
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
What is your favorite type of music?
R & B
What is your favorite song?
I can't pick a favorite.
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
India.Arie "Voyage to India".
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Whitney Houston meets Aaliyah.
Most embarrassing moment?
I don't have one that I can think of.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
I am a renaissance woman so I would probably do hair, write songs, draw or act.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Making it to the top 30 out of 50,000+ auditions all over the U.S.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
One who can feel comfortable in their own skin but also uphold an image that all colors can relate to.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
Because I want to be a success at the thing I love doing, singing! I am ready to retire my parents & live comfortably for the rest of my life and continue to help those I wish I could do more for now.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Yes, it was definitely a test of will.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon because he is very frank and real and I know he agrees or disagrees he is not sparing my feelings.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
I don't have one. I respect all of them collectively for their personalities.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Be sincere in your efforts. Think before you leap and strive even when you feel discouraged. Put it in God's hands and let it go.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I'm not high maintenance despite first impressions.
Who did you think was going to win last season?
If you could be a performer from any era, which would you choose and why?
Blues era with Billie Holliday, because it was kind of a dark era, but I loved the clothes, style, and raspy sound.
SEASON 2 TOP 12
SEASON 2 BEST OF THE REST
- "Love Will Keep Us Together" - 4/29/03
- "Proud Mary" - 4/29/03
- "Have You Ever?" - 4/22/03
- "Baby Grand" - 4/15/03
- "The Power Of Love" - 4/8/03
- "I'm Every Woman" - 4/1/03
- "I Need You" - 3/25/03
- "I Have Nothing" - 3/18/03
- "Come See About Me" - 3/11/03
- "Let's Stay Together" - 3/4/03
- "Love Sneakin' Up On You" - 2/4/03