Wolf Hamlin, a luthier's son, has a blue-collar appeal that gets him to Hollywood.
Jane Carrey is a mom first and sometimes a waitress. When she's not doing either of those, she sings some. She's also Jim Carrey's daughter.
Randy Jackson says the 19-year-old frat boy sounds nothing like he looks.
Ali Shields from Lodi, Calif., got to American Idol via an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show.
Aubree Dieckmeyer sure looks like a professional reality-show auditioner. She says she wants to be America's Next Top Model. Oops.
Ashley Robles has a 5-year-old daughter who wants to be a back-up dancer for her mom. And Jayrah Gibson has no trouble finding his voice.
The San Diego auditions, thanks to Jennifer Diley, start with a bust.