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ALAINA ALEXANDER, 24

West Hollywood, Calif.
Known as the emotional contestant (she's a frequent crier), Alexander – who made her Idol performance debut with a cover of the Pretenders' "Brass in Pocket" – almost gave up her dream of being a singer before making it on the show this season.