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A native of Glendale, AZ, this Idol contestant stirred up controversy when word got out that he used to be a nude dancer at a men's cabaret. His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.
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GONE BABY GONE
Hernández gives one last performance on the Idol stage. "Things happen for a reason," Hernández told host Ryan Seacrest on Mar. 12, the day he got voted off.
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Known for his sassy style, the 18-year-old California boy got lukewarm reviews from the judges, but he was definitely a fan favorite.
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Even though Noriega was voted off Mar. 6, his followers remember him for his spunky comments and fierce performances.
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At 17, this Utah native is one of this season's youngest contestants. He's already headed for great things, though – Idol's toughest judge Simon Cowell has called one of his performances the "best of the night."
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Archuleta, who's of Honduran descent, belts it out for the fans and the judges. As of now, he's still in the competition!
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A 20-year-old from Texas, Castro's favorite quote is "In the end, it will all be ok. If it's not ok, then it's not the end!" With a relaxed attitude that matches his dreadlock style, he's still in it to win it.
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KEEPIN' IT REAL
Castro woos the judges with his guitar stylings while singing the Beatles' "If I Fell." We wonder if he'll get on his feet for any future performances...
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The 21-year-old contestant has a reason to flash her pearly whites – she's still in the competition! Mecado's musical influences? Singing sensations like Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill and Etta James.
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BELTING IT OUT
She sings with passion! Which is probably why still's still in the running to become the big Idol winner.
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The 26-year-old Florida native got his start in the industry in a band called Boyz'N'Girlz United. He's even been rumored to have dated none other than Britney Spears!
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Sporting a tough skull bandana and tee shirt, Carrico gives one last performance on Feb. 28, the night of his elimination. And by the looks of the other contestants onstage, they were sad to see him go.
¡Cómo han crecido los hijos de Bibi Gaytán y Eduardo Capetillo!
Luis Miguel a sus 47 ¡mira cómo ha cambiado!
Actores que nos gustaría ver en el papel de Jesús
Hacemos un repaso a la breve e intensa historia de amor de Marc Anthony y Shannon de Lima
Estos famosos, como JLo, han sido víctimas de acosadores