Pop singer who was introduced to audiences as a finalist on the tenth season of American Idol and was considered a judge favorite.
She graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and auditioned for American Idol four times before getting on the show.
She released her first single, "This Time," in 2011.
She was born in Howard Beach, New York and raised with a sister named Kim. She married dancer Jimmy R.O. Smith in 2017.
She lost American Idol to Scotty McCreery in 2011.