The auditions for Season 3 of American Idol aired from January 19th, 2004 to January 28th, 2004, and was filmed between August 3rd, 2003 and September 30th, 2003.

New York Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Leah Vladowski 45154 16 Seattle, WA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jesus Roman 51139 24 Bronx, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Noel Roman 51140 21 Bronx, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Michael Keown 46067 18 Henderson, NV Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

John Stevens IV 16 East Amherst, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Nicole Tieri 46671 22 Grand Rapids, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Martha Krabill 45799 19 Port Townsend, WA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Paul An 51458 23 Old Tappan, NJ Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Roland Maxharj 45497 23 Hartford, CT Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Karmen Varjabedian 46446 19 Masbeth, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Katrina Rosado 45277 21 Levittown, PA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Edwina Rosado 45275 21 Levittown, PA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Rasheedah McDaniel 51432 25 Newark, NJ Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jacqueline Roman 46518 19 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Colin Leahy 47590 19 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Tyrus Bush 45732 18 Ewing, NJ Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

30 people received Golden Tickets in New York.

Atlanta Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Amy Adams 40755 24 Bakersfield, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Laketa Booker 21 Knoxville, TN Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Unknown

Simon: Check.png

Alan Ritchson 40743 20 Niceville, FL Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Lauren Enswiler 31627 21 Moss Point, MS Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Terrance Gaines 31559 24 Memphis, TN Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Fantasia Barrino 34572 19 High Point, NC Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Marcus Butts 34104 20 Kansas City, MO Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Heather Piccinini 31120 20 Spring Hill, FL

Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Unknown

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Simon Thomas 30169 24 Orlando, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Kristen Powell 34101 23 Tampa, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Tiffany Ballard 40470 18 Ridgeway, VA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Payton Cross 30218 18 Pittsburgh, PA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Naquan Williams 23 Atlanta, GA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

George Napoleon 31000 23 Dayton Beach, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Robert Browning 34832 18 Chelsea, AL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Yuliya Johnson 18 Palm Coast, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Danny Parker 40865 24 Cumming, GA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Pablo Amorim 34357 23 Atlanta, GA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Andrew Chester 31240 19 Hudson, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

24 contestants received Golden Tickets in Atlanta.

Houston Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Sarah Silva 17000 18 Stillwater, OK Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Kiira Bivens 15915 16 Kingwood, TX Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  

Simon:

George Huff 16676 22 Norman, OK Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Cassie LaBeau 17783 21 San Antonio, TX Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Markeis McCray 12025 17 Houston, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lucas Dixon 15599 17 Huntsville, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Fookling Lee 17228 23 Cambridge, MA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Keneshia Harold 17 Channelview, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Candace Sibley 16660 19 Garland, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Latrice Godley 21 Angleton, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Carlos Pacheco 19 Houston, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Sarah Santiago 16698 22 Gilbert, AZ Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Stephen Rainwater 15851 20 Tyler, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Mallory Mayeux 15484 18 Longbridge, LA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Conrado Lozoya 17107 22 Pasadena, TX Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lesley Thomas 17860 22 Houston, TX Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lonnie Hightower 17183 22 Dallas, TX Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Christopher Huang 17808 23 Arlington, TX Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Roman Gutierrez 17684 22 Houston, TX Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jonathan Rey 18068 18 Conroe, TX Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Only 13 contestants received Golden Tickets in Houston.

Los Angeles Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Bao Viet Nguyen 2323 18 Hacienda Heights, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Matthew Rogers 2609 24 Rancho Cucamonga, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jasmine Arteaga 1636 18 Corona, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Draeh Hancock 24 San Diego, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jefferey Dingle 2075 23 Monrovia, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Jimmy Lin 2224 23 Chino Hills, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Nargiza Mirzayeva 545 16 San Diego, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Daniel Lee 2515 22 Chicago, IL Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Nicole Crook 1125 17 Oxnard, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Naomi Jones 24 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Tomomi Tamura 2475 24 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Rodrigo Cortes 1885 18 Stockton, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Joey Wong 19 West Linn, OR Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Miltan Ocampo 21 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Michael Recon 1656 19 Chicago, IL Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Gtoe Washington III 19 Sacramento, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

25 contestants received Golden Tickets in Los Angeles

San Francisco Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Katie Webber 32611 22 Santa Cruz, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Marisa Sobecki-Engle 52215 19 Cloverdale, CA Randy:  Unknown

Paula:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Dina Lopez 52114 20 Phoenix, AZ Randy:  Unknown

Paula:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Michael Garcia 32277 19 San Francisco, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Victoria Elliott 32342 23 Salinas, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Kenneth Fitzgerald 24 Hayward, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Aaron Flora 32432 24 Huntington Beach, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Joshua Gronner 52010 19 Concord, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Anahita Meshkin 17 Albany, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

William Hung 32716 20 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

10 people received Golden Tickets in San Francisco.

Honolulu Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Sonny Kapu 49300 21 Honolulu, HI Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Jon Peter Lewis 49258 23 Rexburg, ID Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Camile Velasco 59260 18 Haiku, HI Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Clifford Iokia 49005 22 Waianae, HI Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Jonah Moananu 49229 21 Honolulu, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Lisa Wilson 59321 23 Rome, GA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Keefelynne Aipia 59210 22 Honolulu, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Ryan Farrar 59142 23 Demotte, IN Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Paula Fuga 49324 24 Waimanalo, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

William Lau 59274 24 Honolulu, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Mary Taua 24 Honolulu, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Isaac Staudinger 49538 19 Kaneohe, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Crystal Akana 49194 20 Kailua, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Matthew Motter 59262 19 Kaneohe, HI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

18 people received Golden Tickets in Honolulu.

"The Road to Hollywood" Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Elizabeth LeTendre 45215 19 Sturbridge, MA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Briana Garcia 54964 22 Klamath Falls, OR Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Micah Read 31025 22 Antioch, TN Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Unknown

Charly Lowry 30205 19 Pembroke, NC Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Eric Yoder 34569 24 St. Louis, MO Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jennifer Hudson 34403 21 Chicago, IL Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kira Scott 47266 22 Englewood, NJ Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Lisa Leuschner 32127 21 Watsonville, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Diana DeGarmo 49094 16 Snellville, GA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Unknown

Sara Logan 1448 21 Hayward, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Donnie Williams 360 20 Livermore, CA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Marque Lynche 47108 22 New York, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Warren Malone 19 Long Island, NY Randy:  Unknown

Paula:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Sergey Shor 1587 24 Hayward, CA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Michelle Cohen 47108 22 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  Unknown

Paula: Unknown

Simon: X.png

A grand total of 117 contestants received Golden Tickets in all of Season 3.

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