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: 21
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
She's a young mom to daughter Ryan Elizabeth, whom she calls her inspiration. "This is all to better our lives," she said of her foray into pop stardom. And she's got a shot, according to the judges, who compared her to Idol goddess Kelly Clarkson. "It's more than flattering," she says of the compliment. "It's just really shook my world."