Hometown: Taunton, MA
Audition City: New York
Voted off: Mar. 1st
Favorite male pop artists?
Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble
Favorite female pop artists?
Not sure, I enjoy Lauryn Hill’s music.
When did you first start to sing?
Music class in kindergarten.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Handful of lessons.
What other talents do you have?
Drawing and painting.
If you don’t make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
What are your personal goals in life?
Take care of my family and be remembered as a good person.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
My friends wouldn’t be surprised by anything I have—I like everything.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
My mother and grandmother for all they’ve done for me.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?
I think about the meaning of the lyrics.
Most embarrassing moments?
Peeing my pants in the first grade—hey, I had to go!
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Telling everyone in my second grade class that my sister was born.
If you couldn’t sing, which talent would you most like to have?
Pro baseball player.
What is your definition of AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who can be looked up to and emulated.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
All are so different-I like how their personalities clash and blend.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I’m a formally trained artist.
How has this changed your life?
Not sure I can say now—too soon to tell.
Do you have any lucky charms?
Who are your heroes in life?
My mom, grandfather, and grandmother.
What’s been your toughest obstacle in life?
Do you think the audition process was fair?
If you win, who will you thank first?