Idol Scrapbook: Katharine McPhee

Catch the McPhever! From L.A. girl to American favorite, see how the runner-up became an Idol finalist. By Julia Wang

CHEERING SQUAD

Leading the legion of McPhever fans were Katharine's parents, Peisha and Daniel, who were a constant presence in the Idol audience. Peisha, a vocal coach and singer, told a local newspaper that her daughter is "gutsy and spiritual, someone who wants to express herself and takes that ability seriously.”