Wednesday, March 23, 2011

American Idol says "Goodbye" to Karen Rodriguez: The Curtain Call Interview

American Idol Season 10 bids farewell to the beautiful and talented Karen Rodriguez. Karen auditioned for Season 10 of American Idol first on Myspace and then in Los Angeles, California. She was one of the Top 5 female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13. On March 17, 2011, Rodriguez was eliminated from American Idol, finishing in 12th place. The judges chose not to save her, but the decision was not unanimous. Karen later revealed Jennifer Lopez wanted to save her.

21 year old Karen Rodriguez was born on March 22, 1989 and comes from New York, NY. Her father is Dominican and her mother is Peruvian. Karen started singing as a child. She went to New York's LaGuardia Arts School, as did her fellow Idol contestant Pia Toscano. She starred as Maria in "West Side Story" as a freshman. In 2008, she appeared in the fifth season of a Puerto Rican talent show Objetivo Fama and finished in seventh place. She considers Selena to be her biggest idol, and is a fan of Juan Gabriel and Juan Luis Guerra.

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