Audition City: LA
First Concert: No Doubt
Last Concert: Elton John
When did you first start to sing?
As soon as I could talk, I was trying to sing as well.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Yes, I am working with a coach named Micah Plissner and have been going to him for the past 3 months.
What other talents do you have?
I love to dance and have been dancing all my life.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I will continue to sing and try to get a recording contract by some other means.
What are your personal goals in life?
To be successful and one of the best at what I do.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Probably Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
What is the first CD you ever bought?
The Smashing Pumpkins single" Today."
What is in your CD player right now?
Best of Heart.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
I have to say that right now I love Clay.
What is your favorite type of music?
I love listening to Oldies.
What is your favorite song to sing?
Hmmmm - right now I love "Crazy," originally by Patsy Cline.
Favorite male pop artist?
Does Elton John count as pop?
Favorite female pop artist?
Favorite album of all time?
Pink Floyd - "Dark Side of the Moon."
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Most embarrassing moment?
I am not easily embarrassed. In fact, I love to make people laugh. It would probably be one of the numerous times I have tripped in front of a guy I like.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
To play the piano well.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Either graduating from UCLA, or making it this far in the American Idol competition.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone that everyone in America can look up to as a role model as well as enjoy watching perform.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
Because I believe I can entertain people well as well as be a positive role model for others.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
I would have to say that Randy is my favorite judge up to this point because he has believed in me. (especially in my audition LA when he kept me, but Simon was intent on cutting me.)
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
Gosh. Although he's really come around since first meeting me, I would have to say Simon, because he really wanted to cut me in LA. He said I had "no spark." OUCH!
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Definitely to never give up and try as hard as they can.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I do my best to be friendly and kind to everyone I meet, no matter what.
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