Ready, Set, Sing!

Meet the finalists – from omelet chef to wedding singer – vying for American Idol's next crown.

AMY ADAMS, 24

Eliminated

Reminds You Of: Cyndi Lauper
Memorable Moment: Simon telling her, "I look at you and I think Cabaret Idol."
Take Two: Rejected by producers last season, the Bakersfield, Calif., hairstylist tried again – after reading Simon's book: "It was helpful."