Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
Audition City: Denver
Favorite Female Artist:
Joss Stone, Jewel
Favorite Male Artist:
Michael Buble, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban
When did you first start to sing?
I've been singing since I could speak.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Yes, I was trained for 7 years in classical style.
What other talents do you have?
I love to dance, mostly ballet. It's therapuetic for me.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I'll keep on singing, keep on writing, keep on performing. You can't give up!
What are your personal goals in life?
I want to make a difference in the world by sharing my love for life & music.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Maybe my Chopin or Beethoven cds.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
My mom, she's shown me how to truly enjoy life & to be myself.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time you perform?
Most embarrassing moments?
There's too many, I can't pick one!
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
I've been truly blessed throughout my life it is hard to pick one. Making it in the top 24 was very exciting.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
I'd love to be really great at dancing. I'm ok but I'd love to be great.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
A musician, a performer, a role model.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
I don't have a favorite. I think they all bring something different to the table.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
As thin as I am, I love food! My parents have raised me with an appreciation for different cultures & food!
How has this changed your life?
Do you have any lucky charms?
Not really. I'm not superstitious.
Who are your heroes in life?
My mom + dad.
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
My grandma passed away this January ('06) + my aunt & grandpa the year before. It's been tough on my family but we've stuck together through it all.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Mostly. They were gracious in some situations & a little tougher in others.
If you win, who will you thank first?
My savior, Jesus Christ.
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