Hometown: New York, New York
Auditioned In: MySpace.com/Los Angeles, California
Winner of American Idol’s first MySpace auditions, bubbly Karen Rodriguez won over the judges, especially fellow Latina Jennifer Lopez, with her controlled performance of “You Give Good Love.” The New Yorker has singing in her blood; Karen’s Peruvian mother wanted to be a singer but wasn’t allowed by her own parents.
MUST-SEES: KAREN RODRIGUEZ LINKS
- VIDEO: Karen Auditions With Whitney Houston’s "You Give Good Love"
- VIDEO: “Just The Way You Are” by Karen’s Hollywood Week Group
- VIDEO: Watch Karen’s Road to Hollywood
KAREN RODRIGUEZ FUN FACTS
Audition Song: Whitney Houston’s “You Give Good Love”
Twitter and Facebook: follow her @KRodriguezmusic and check her out here
Idol Besties: Karen Rodriguez and Pia Toscano went to New York's LaGuardia Arts School together
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