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: 17
Hometown: Starkville, Miss.
"I'm just so happy that I'm getting to accomplish this right now at such a young age," she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. And despite her youth, the Mississippi School of the Arts student – who wowed Simon Cowell with her "brave" choice of singing Christina Aguilera's difficult "Reflection" – is no novice to performing: She's been singing since she was 3 years old.