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Karen Stephanie Rodriguez[3] (born March 22, 1989) is an American singer from New York City, New York. Rodriguez placed twelfth on the tenth season of American Idol.

Early life

Rodriguez was born in 1989 in Miami, Florida. Her father is Dominican and her mother, Elvira Rodriguez is Peruvian. She is fluent in Spanish. She went to New York's LaGuardia Arts School as did her fellow Idol contestant Pia Toscano.[4] She starred as Maria in "West Side Story" as a freshman.[5] In 2008, she appeared in the fifth season of a Puerto Rican talent show Objetivo Fama and finished in seventh place.[6]

American Idol

Overview

Rodriguez auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol first on Myspace and then in Los Angeles, California. She was one of the five female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13. On March 17, 2011, not being saved, she was eliminated from American Idol, finishing in 12th place.

Performances/Results

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "You Give Good Love" Whitney Houston N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 First Solo not aired N/A N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Second Solo "If You Had My Love" Jennifer Lopez N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Songs of The Beatles
Group Performance
"Can't Buy Me Love" The Beatles N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round Final Final Solo "No Me Queda Más" Selena N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 Women) Personal Choice "Hero" Mariah Carey 5 Advanced
Top 13 Your Personal Idol "I Could Fall in Love" Selena 11 Bottom 31
Top 12 Year You Were Born "Love Will Lead You Back" Taylor Dayne 9 Eliminated
  • ^Note 1 Rodriguez was saved first from elimination.

Personal life

She considers Selena to be her biggest idol, and is a fan of Juan Gabriel, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Juan Luis Guerra.[7]

References

  1. ADENDI. ADENDI (2011-10-26). Retrieved on 2012-01-20.
  2. Karen Rodríguez. Tvynovelas.com (2011-03-04). Retrieved on 2012-01-20.
  3. Rodriguez, Karen. Tweet. Twitter.
  4. 'Idol' fab finalists. New York Post (March O4, 2011). Retrieved on March 10, 2011.
  5. New York Ladies Rock 'American Idol'. My Fox New York (March O3, 2011). Retrieved on March 10, 2011.
  6. Does 'American Idol' Contestant Karen Rodriguez Look Familiar to You? There's a Reason.... Latina.com (March O7, 2011). Retrieved on March 10, 2011.
  7. Karen Rodriguez Plans To 'Represent For All My Latinos' On 'American Idol'. MTV.com (March O4, 2011). Retrieved on March 13, 2011.

External links

Objetivo Fama
Seasons
Hosts
Judges
  • Roberto Sueiro (2004–2009)
  • Hilda Ramos (2004 - 2007 / 2009)
  • Lissy Estrella (2005)
  • Fernando Allende (2006–2008)
  • Jimena (2008)
  • Abraham Velázquez (2009)
Winners
Runners-up
  • Sheila Romero
  • Azucena Salazar
  • Patricia Contreras
  • Iván Oswaldo López
  • Samuel Colón
  • José Rubén Ruíz
Notable alumni
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