Christopher Barthel, known on the contestant marquee as Chris "Mushroom" Barthel was a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Mushroom auditioned in Baton Rouge. He sang "If I Had You" by Adam Lambert. All four judges voted "no", eliminating him from the competition.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Chris auditioned under his then-unnamed alter ego, which he asked Nicki Minaj to name. She called him "Mushroom", which she shortened to "Mush" and Randy Jackson shortened to "Shroom".
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