American Idol

Meet American Idol's Top 13

These contestants can rest easy – for now! – after they've earned their spot in the next round. By Serena Kappes and Aaron Parsley


Age: 16
Hometown: Los Angeles
She's still a teenager, but her powerhouse performance of Heart's "Alone" made her a shoo-in for the Top 12. "She blew it out the box," judge Randy Jackson said at the time. Kara DioGuardi told her, "You don’t even know how good you are." Maybe not, but she says she's been waiting for the chance to audition for the show since she was 9.