Hometown: Tampa, FL
Audition City: Orlando
What's in your CD player right now? Josh Groban.
What's your favorite type of music? Country.
When did you first start to sing?
3 years old. Church.
Do you have any formal singing training?
What other talents do you have?
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
If I do not proceed on American Idol, I will continue to follow my dreams along whatever road they lead me.
What are your personal goals in life?
My main goal in life is to succeed at whatever I put my heart into. I want to become the best I can be, and know that no matter where life takes me I will be happy. I know that as long as I have done my best, and in some way achieved the goals I have set before me, then I have succeeded.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
"The Top Ten Wiggly Wiggly Tunes" by The Wiggles.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
My grandmother (Meemaw). She has always been my inspiration.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?
I like to drink hot tea and relax.
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Most embarrassing moment?
When I was in fifth grade, I was reading a report out loud in front of the class. I dropped the paper, but when I bent over to pick it up, I let out the loudest fart of my life. Needless to say, I cleared out the entire class. (We took recess a little early that day)
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
I would have to say making it this far into the competition. It has made me feel like I can do anything as long as I do my best. I feel like I have achieved so much by coming this far, I can only imagine what's in store for me next in the competition.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
My definition of an American Idol is someone who is blessed with the opportunity to share with the world the beauty of music in their own unique way. They are also a role model to those who have their own hopes and dreams of becoming an American Idol, whether it be singing or any number of other various talents.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon Cowell because he is not afraid to tell it like it is.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
The way others see me is as a happy, confident, strong-willed woman, but in reality I am not as strong as I come off to most people. I have a lot of disappointment in my past, that I have always tried to overcome on my own using music as my only release. I have never been very open with people other than a very few close friends, so others have always seen me for what I have worked so hard to try to become. Whenever I walk into a room, people see me as an extremely confident person, yet if they only knew what I've had to overcome to get to this place in my life.
How has this changed your life?
I don't think it really has yet. It's just made me a lot happier.
Do you have any lucky charms?
Who are your heroes in life?
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
Getting past my mother's death.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
If you win, who will you thank first?
If I win I would thank my grandmother for pushing me to sing my whole life.
SEASON 4 PHOTOS
SEASON 4 TOP 12
SEASON 4 BEST OF THE REST
- "On The Side Of Angels"
- "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
- "Shop Around"
- "The Boys Are Back In Town"
- "A Broken Wing"
- "Against All Odds"