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

OWNING IT

McPhee's powerhouse rendition of "Over the Rainbow" on May 16 wowed the audience – and drew unanimous praise from all three Idol judges. " I am not just saying this because I picked the song," Simon Cowell told her, "but that was the single best performance of the competition to date.”