Meet American Idol's Top 20!

The first cuts have been made: Now get to know Melinda Doolittle, Chris Richardson and the rest of the Idol Class of 2007

NICHOLAS PEDRO, 25

Taunton, Mass.
Pedro, who works as an account executive for a financial institution, is already familiar with the Idol stage: He made it to the semifinals last season before dropping out of the competition during Hollywood week. Saying that he's been haunted by that decision ever since, Pedro is excited for a chance to redeem himself.