Kristy Lee Cook

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Finalist (Season 7) on American Idol

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1/4/1984, Selma, Oregon

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  • Kristy Lee Cook, 24, is from Selma, OR and is in the Top 24 on Season 7 of American Idol.

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Selma, Oregon

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    • Kristy: (on if she felt like she was able to show what she could do on American Idol) I know in the bottom of my heart that I haven't shown America and Simon what I have. I know once they see me singing country music, they'll see another side of me that they never got to see. The show is about being versatile. I think I did a pretty good job considering I've never done that stuff before and I was really happy to have that kind of opportunity to ... try different things.

    • Kristy: (on if she learned a lot from Mariah Carey and Dolly Parton) I definitely learned a lot. They are the sweetest people. They are huge stars and for them to remain supportive ... to what we were doing -- that's how I want to be if I become a famous singer. I want to still be the genuine and humble girl. They both had wonderful things to say to me. I took it to heart and I'll never forget it.

    • Kristy: (on how her fiance proposed to her and when they're getting married) We looked around for a place to talk and pretty much everywhere we went, there were people around. We went into the weight room ... and the sauna was turned off but the light was on so we decided to go in there. And he proposed to me in the sauna. Then he actually proposed to me on live television. It was really cool. We haven't set a date yet -- we're planning around maybe next June.

    • Kristy: (on what she was thinking when the judges argued about her performance on American Idol) It definitely did. I was kind of upset that I went just because I thought that I had been getting stronger and stronger and I thought this was my best performance. It was vocally more than what I've given in the show so far and I connected emotionally with the song. I thought I at least had another week in me.

    • Kristy: (on if improving towards the end of her "American Idol" run made it harder for her to leave the show) It definitely did. I was kind of upset that I went just because I thought that I had been getting stronger and stronger and I thought this was my best performance. It was vocally more than what I've given in the show so far and I connected emotionally with the song. I thought I at least had another week in me.

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    • Her boyfriend proposed to her on March 15, 2008 in the sauna of her American Idol apartment.

    • She was eliminated from American Idol on April 16, 2008, garnering 7th place.

    • The toughest obstacle in her life is losing her record contract and then trying to prove herself again.

    • List of Songs Sung on American Idol: February 20, 2008 - Rescue Me by Fontella Bass February 27, 2008 - You're No Good by Betty Everett March 5, 2008 - Faithfully by Journey March 11, 2008 - 8 Days a Week by The Beatles March 12, 2008 - 8 Days a Week by The Beatles (Bottom Three) March 18, 2008 - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles March 25, 2008 - God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood April 1, 2008 - Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton April 8, 2008 - Anyway by Martina McBride April 15, 2008 - Forever by Mariah Carey April 16, 2008 - Forever by Mariah Carey (Eliminated)

    • Her proudest moment in life is making it to Hollywood and making it to the top 24 of American Idol.

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