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The auditions for Season 12 of American Idol aired from January 16th, 2013 to January 31st, 2013. They originally took place between June 7th, 2012 and November 15th, 2012.

New York City Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Tenna Torres 39738 28 Queens, NY Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Christina "Isabelle" 48101 21 Duluth, GA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Shira Gavrielov 39139 23 Israel/Brooklyn, NY Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Frankie Ford 40600 24 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Sarah Restuccio 39993 17 Hammonton, NJ Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Angela Miller 48809 18 Beverly, MA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Gurpreet Singh Sarin 40431 22 North Potomac, MD Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: X

Ashlee Feliciano 39146 20 East Hartford, CT Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Michael Buonopane 41330 27 Saugus, MA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

James Bae 40237 15 Long Island, NY Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Evan Ruggiero 50499 21 Old Bridge, NJ Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Jessica Kartalis 94788 19 Staten Island, NY Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Benjamin Gaisey 47552 27 Sinking Spring, PA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Rozanna Shindelman 48862 21 Staten Island, NY Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Albert Chang 40846 25 Queens, NY Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Brett Holt 46165 28 Willow Grove, PA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

41 contestants received Golden Tickets in New York.

Chicago Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Mackenzie Wasner 91097 17 Leiper's Fork, TN Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Kiara Lanier 20267 21 Chicago, IL Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Stephanie Schimel 16960 20 Milwaukee, WI Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki:  X

Keith: Check

Gabe Brown 104616 21 Marion, IA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Isabelle Parell 99231 15 Centerton, IN Randy:  X

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Griffin Peterson 22379 22 Oconomowoc, WI Randy:  X

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Curtis Finch, Jr. 22405 24 St. Louis, MO Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Mariah Pulice 25055 19 Darien, IL Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Brandy Neelly 21088 17 Louisville, KY Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Josh Holiday 104453 24 Celeste, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Courtney Williams 18 Greenville, MS Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Andrew Jones 28 Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Clifton Duffin 22664 22 Country Club Hills, IL Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Johnny Keyser 22661 23 Pompano Beach, FL Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Kez Ban 14994 27 Durham, NC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Lazaro Arbos 18383 21 Naples, FL Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Austin Earles 25002 19 Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Melissa Bush 17298 27 Grandville, IL Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Kevin Nabity 93928 25 Polk City, IA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Ieisha Cotton 21751 19 Chicago, IL Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Ashley Curry 23141 19 Flossmoor, IL Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

47 contestants received Golden Tickets in Chicago.

Charlotte Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Brian Rittenberry 29823 27 Jasper, GA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Jimmy Smith 91673 25 Waynesboro, TN Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Sarina-Joi Crowe 17 Columbia, TN Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Haley Davis 29801 26 Charleston, SC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Na'chelle Fullins-Lovell 19 Charlotte, NC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Isabel Gonzalez 94002 16 Alpharetta, GA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Taisha Bethea 37208 21 Concord, NC Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Summer Cunningham 30661 20 Warner Robins, GA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki:

Keith: Check

Brandy Hamilton 27091 25 Charlotte, NC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Ashley Smith 30748 22 Charlotte, NC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Janelle Arthur 29827 22 Oliver Springs, TN Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Rodney Barber 31351 27 Charlotte, NC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Candice Glover 26832 22 St. Helena Island, SC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Ja'Bria Barber 33092 16 Clover, SC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Seretha Guinn 26 Charlotte, NC Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Naomi Morris 28664 28 Charlotte, NC Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Joel Nemoyer 92749 20 Carlisle, PA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Matthew Muse 27193 23 Florence, SC Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Brad Harris 37194 28 Maiden, NC Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

37 contestants received Golden Tickets in Charlotte.

Baton Rouge Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Megan Miller 60076 22 Ethel, LA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Charlie Askew 56538 17 Little Rock, AR Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Maddie Assel 94882 17 Centreville, VA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Paul Jolley 112444 22 Palmersville, TN Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Dr. Calvin Peters 58073 27 Fort Worth, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Michelle Montezeri 112142 19 Orlando, FL Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Breanna Steer 61780 18 LaPlace, LA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Brandy Hotard 62655 26 Port Allen, LA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Dustin Watts 55193 27 Albany, LA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Burnell Taylor 58681 19 New Orleans, LA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Chris "Mushroom" Barthel 56543 24 Metairie, LA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Alissa Griffin 56774 24 Raceland, LA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

35 contestants received Golden Tickets in Baton Rouge.

San Antonio Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Vincent Powell 4496 29 Austin, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Savannah Votion 1393 24 San Antonio, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Cristabel Clack 1386 29 San Antonio, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Ann Difani 94780 23 Fayetteville, AR Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Victoria Acosta 2028 20 San Antonio, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Papa Peachez 119 19 Jackson, MS Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: X

Sanni M'Mairura 5542 16 Pearland, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Adam Sanders 8766 19 San Antonio, TX Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Derek Bacerott 1307 21 San Antonio, TX Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

David Bacerott 1306 24 San Antonio, TX Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Ricky Jo Garcia 269 16 Alice, TX Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Stefan Jones Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Ongela Clark-Falkquay Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

Carolyn Jackson 4012 Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

31 contestants received Golden Tickets in San Antonio.

Long Beach Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Shubha Vedula 100505 17 Mount Pleasant, MI Randy:  Check

Keith: Check

Matt Farmer 65091 26 Tulsa, OK Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Keith: Check

Jesaiah Baer 73840 16 Hollister, CA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Micah Johnson 68330 24 Morrow, GA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Rachel Hale 69076 21 Prescott, AR Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Briana Oakley 73809 16 Antioch, CA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Matheus Fernandes 68158 21 Atlanta, GA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Brian Martinez 71139 21 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Keith: X

Stephanie Sanson 66125 16 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Keith: X

50 contestants received Golden Tickets in Long Beach.

Oklahoma City Auditions[]

Successful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Karl Skinner 109390 26 Joplin, MO Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Nate Tao 78753 24 Reston, VA Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Halie Hilburn 86919 27 Vernon, TX Randy:  X

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Zoanette Johnson 86112 19 Tulsa, OK Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Kayden Stephenson 80458 16 Tulsa, OK Randy:  Check

Mariah:  Check

Nicki: Check

Keith: Check

Unsuccessful[]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Anastacia Freeman 78693 25 Ardmore, OK Randy:  X

Mariah:  X

Nicki:  X

Keith: X

45 contestants received Golden Tickets in Oklahoma City.

A grand total of 286 contestants received Golden Tickets in Season 12.

Trivia[]

  • During the Oklahoma City auditions, Steven Tyler showed up in drag pretending to audition.
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