American Idol

Aubrey Cleland

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Name: Aubrey Cleland 

To say that American Idol judge Nicki Minaj was over the moon to hear hopeful Aubrey Cleland sing her solo rendition of “Sweet Dreams” during the Las Vegas sudden death round is a huge understatement. In fact, she said, “I’m obsessed with you.” It helps that this Chapman University college student is breathtakingly beautiful. In fact, according to the Idol Chatter blog, the stunning singer and her mother won Family Circle Magazine’s nationwide Mother-Daughter Model search that drew over 2,300 entries.

Aubrey is from Portland, Oregon, where she grew up with an intense love for animals. In her brief bio clip that was shown before her Las Vegas performance, she mentioned her desire to be a veterinarian when she was young. Instead, however, she moved to Orange, California, to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.

Like many of her American Idol 2013 peers, Aubrey is a crafty show veteran. She made it to Hollywood Week during season 10, to the Green Mile during season 11, and has finally landed that elusive and highly coveted spot in the Top 20.

American Idol Season: 12 (2013)

Age: 19

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Audition: Breanna Steer  auditioned for American Idol 2013 Season 12 in Long Beach, CA. Her audition video was not shown. She was given a golden ticket to move on to Hollywood Week.

Hollywood Week A Capella Round: During the ladies' Hollywood Week, Aubrey’s performance was not shown. She was passed through to the group round by the judges.

Hollywood Week Group Round: During the ladies' Hollywood Week, Aubrey’s group performance was not shown. She was moved on to the solo round.

Hollywood Week Solo Round: During the ladies' Hollywood Week solo round, Aubrey’s performance was not shown. She was selected as part of the Top 40 to go to the Vegas rounds.

Top 40/Las Vegas Round 3: Aubrey Cleland performed “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce during the Las Vegas rounds and received universal praise from all four judges. Randy Jackson called her the “complete package” and Mariah Carey said she was “limitless.”

Top 20/Semi-Finals Round 1: Aubrey impressed the judges with her take on Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry." Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj both loved her vibrato, and Randy Jackson even compared her to Rihanna! To top it off, Mariah Carey said she believes Aubrey has the potential to be a multi-platinum artist.

- Marnie Brodersen

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