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Kimberly Rachel Hale (born December 28, 1990),[1][2] known on the show as Rachel Hale, was a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Rachel auditioned in Long Beach. She sang "People Get Ready" by Curtis Lee Mayfield. All four judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round. Rachel was a top contender in the competition. Randy Jackson and Nikki Minaj stated that she was their favorite female contestant.

Hollywood Round[]

Rachel was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week in the same Group of Ten as Janelle Arthur, singing "Nothing But the Water" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. She advanced and managed to survive up to the Top 24 Girls. However, Randy Jackson told her that she needed to participate in a sing-off with Stephanie Schimel to determine the last spot in the Top 20 Girls. She sang "Undone" by Haley Reinhart. Afterwards, the judges told her that she scored the final spot in the Top 20 Girls and Stephanie did not.

Top 20 Females[]

Rachel was shown in Female Group 2 and sang "Nothing But the Water" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Afterwards, the judges told her she did not make the semifinals.

Season 12
Finalists
 ·Candice Glover ·Kree Harrison ·Angie Miller ·Amber Holcomb ·Janelle Arthur ·Lazaro Arbos ·Burnell Taylor ·Devin Velez ·Paul Jolley ·Curtis Finch, Jr.
Semifinalists
 ·Aubrey Cleland ·Charlie Askew ·Nick Boddington ·Zoanette Johnson ·Adriana Latonio ·Elijah Liu ·Vincent Powell ·Cortez Shaw ·Breanna Steer ·Tenna Torres
Quarterfinalists
 ·Melinda Ademi ·Juliana Chahayed ·Cristabel Clack ·Rachel Hale ·Kevin Harris ·Jett Hermano ·Josh Holiday ·Brandy Hotard ·Isabelle ·JDA ·Johnny Keyser ·Kamaria Ousley ·Gurpreet Singh Sarin ·Jimmy Smith ·Bryant Tadeo ·Mathenee Treco ·Shubha Vedula ·Chris Watson ·David Oliver Willis ·Jenny Beth Willis
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