Do you have a job?
Lucky Brand - Sales, Polish Perception Tanning.
Do you have any formal singing training?
No, just a few singing lessons.
Where have you performed before?
Graduation, talent shows.
When did you first start to sing?
What is your favorite song to sing?
Depends on my mood.
What is the first concert you went to?
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814.
What is the last concert you went to?
What other talents do you have?
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Back to school and get my degree and maybe to grad school.
What are your goals in life?
To just be decent, kind and educated. To never stop loving or learning.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
What is the first CD you ever bought?
"Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson.
What is in your CD player right now?
Ms. Dynamite, Jurassic 5.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen.
What is your favorite type of music?
Soul, R&B, hip hop.
What is your favorite song?
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Aretha's box set, "Live in New York City" by Bruce Springsteen, "Beats, Rhymes and Life" by A Tribe Called Quest.
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
J. Lo - fashion, Christina Aguilera - music.
Most embarrassing moment?
Nothing. Take it in stride. But one time I started belly laughing onstage with a mic.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
The experience. It made my parents so proud, and what could make me more proud that that?
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
A well-rounded, intelligent, talented, open-minded performer.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
To do one of the most amazing things in the world for a living, and to maybe get to help people with charity.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon Cowell!!! He was straight up and sooo witty.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
Not a fair question. I love the other two also, Simon just kept it interesting.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
It's not about selling albums. It's about selling yourself. Only if people like you will you sell records.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am a huge South Park fan and I love hockey. Go Avs!!!!!
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?
Today, because you can be a global success.