Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer and actress. She is both an Oscar and Grammy Award winner. She was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. Prior to American Idol, Hudson had worked as a singer and actor aboard cruise ships, but never had any formal musical training. Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a member of the first group of semifinalists in the Semifinals.
Fantasia Monique Barrino, or simply Fantasia (born June 30, 1984 in High Point, North Carolina), is an African-American rhythm and blues singer, who came to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol. In September 2005, Fantasia published her memoir (which she dictated to a freelance writer), Life is Not a Fairy Tale. In it she revealed that she is functionally illiterate.
Kris Allen (Kristopher Neil Allen) (born June 21, 1985) is the winner of the popular television series 'American Idol', Season 8, from Conway, Arkansas. Kris' passion for music began when he taught himself to play the guitar at age 13, and he has since learned the piano, viola and ukulele. His talents and soulful voice have given him the opportunity to perform at numerous music venues as well as the chance to share his gifts and faith with many of the underprivileged and oppressed people of the world.
Jordin Brianna Sparks, born December 22, 1989, is an American singer, actress and 2007 American Idol Winner from Glendale, Arizona. She is the daughter of former NFL football player, Phillippi Sparks and Jodi Sparks. She has a younger brother named PJ (Phillippi Sparks, Jr.). Jordin has acted in many plays, including recently starring as both characters Deborah and Bea in Magdalene at the Plumbline Theater in Franklin, Tennessee.
Daughtry is a pop rock band from the United States formed by former American Idol contestant, Chris Daughtry, in 2006. Their self-titled debut album was released on November 21, 2006 by RCA and 19 Entertainment. Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry (born December 26, 1979) is an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was the fourth-place finalist on the highly publicized fifth season of American Idol, eliminated from the competition on May 10, 2006.
There are at least two artists named John Stevens: 1) John William Stevens (10 June 1940 in Brentford, Middlesex - 13 September 1994 in Ealing, West London) was an English drummer. He was one of the most significant figures in early free improvisation, and a founding member of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME). Stevens was born in Brentford, the son of a tap dancer. He used to listen to jazz as a child, but was initially more interested in drawing and painting (mediums through which he expressed himself throughout his life).
There are at least two artists by the name Amy Adams. 1) Amy Lou Adams, American actress who starred in the 2007 Disney musical Enchanted.
2) Amy Christina Adams, American singer and finalist in the third season of American Idol. 1) Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974 in Vicenza, Italy) is an American actress. Adams began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film "Drop Dead Gorgeous".
Adam Mitchell Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor from San Diego, California. In May 2009, he finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. He is the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America. Lambert released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, in November 2009, via RCA Records/19 Recordings.
Carrie Marie Underwood, born March 10, 1983, is an American country pop singer-songwriter from Checotah, Oklahoma. She rose to fame after winning the 4th season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since sold over 14 million albums and over 20 million singles worldwide, won several Grammy Awards, including the coveted Grammy for Best New Artist in 2007, multiple American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year in 2007, and several Billboard Music Awards, including the 2006 Album of the Year for Some Hearts.