Age: 16 Occupation: Student Hometown: Long Island, New York Auditioned In: New Jersey
A severe case of hip synovitis left Robbie Rosen wheelchair bound for several months as a child. He eventually recovered, and now — 11 years later — he’s wowing the judges on American Idol. Having watched Idol since the very beginning, Robbie is on his way to realizing a dream nearly a decade in the making.
ROBBIE ROSEN FUN FACTS Audition Song: The Beatles' "Yesterday" Greatest Challenge: Being wheelchair bound at age five. He’s an Avid Idol Fan: Robbie’s been watching every season, and waiting to audition, since age 7.