Ready, Set, Sing!

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


Sounds Like: a young Christina Aguilera ("back when she was nice," as Simon put it)
Memorable Moment: Defending her bubblegum-hued garb. "I'm not giving up on pink!"
Her Heart Will Go On: The Snellville, Ga., native turned 16 with a visit to Celine Dion's Vegas show. Afterward, "She said that no matter how hard I work, it'll pay off."