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: 23
Hometown: Sandy, Utah
With her striking looks and funky style, the tattooed singer brings an edgy appeal to Idol. "I think that we need you," Kara DioGuardi told her after her rendition of KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." "You're different." How is she handling the Idol experience? "It's extremely emotional," the single mom to 2-year-old son Ryder has said. "It's unreal."