Ayla Brown

Ayla Brown

Birth Name


out of 10
User Rating
10 votes


Ayla was a seventeen year old, Season 5, top twenty-four contestant, raised in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Her father is a senator. Ayla is not only having a successful career in singing, but is having a successful career in basketball as well. Her favorite vocalists include Celine Dion, Whitney Houston,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Ayla thinks her friends would be surprised that she owns a Cher CD.

    • Ayla took singing lessons at the Franklin School for Performing Arts in the past.

    • She first started to sing while watching Winnie the Pooh and Disney movies.

    • When Ayla was younger she would kiss the T.V. with her mom's face on it before going to bed.

    • Ayla almost didn't pass auditions, getting barely two thirds of the vote.

    • Ayla claimed that she never really put on makeup until the female Idol contestants showed her how.

    • Ayla Brown is getting a recording contract on August 24.

    • "I want to be close to home so my family can come and see me play" - Ayla Brown

    • "Well, if the WNBA ever came calling I might think twice about playing overseas instead," she said. ''I can see myself over there because I'd want to enjoy the entire environment around me, not just the basketball court. You have to look beyond basketball to see more of what life has to offer." - Ayla Brown

    • On the night of Ayla's elimination, she stood with Melissa McGhee , hoping for a spot in the top twelve, but Melissa's name was called out to the chairs to the top twelve, by what a lot of fans would say was an upset. Ayla was eliminated with Gedeon, Kinnik, and Will that night.

    • Ayla is friends with many people in the top 24, including Mandisa and Paris.

    • Ayla auditioned for American Idol in Boston.

    • Ayla has a basketball scholarship to Boston College.

    • Ayla is 6'0 tall.

    • Ayla has a sister named Arianna Brown.

    • Ayla's mother works for WCVB-TV channel five news as a reporter.

    • "It would be unfair after all they've done for me to get me to where I am to play somewhere where they couldn't easily come and see me. Family is so important. Too many times I've been on these select teams and had teammates tell me how depressed they were because their parents never came to their games. That's so sad to me. There's so much to life" -Ayla Brown

    • "I expect a top performance every single game. I've always been that way . . . about everything" - Ayla Brown

    • Ayla's dad is a senator for Massachussetts.

  • Quotes

  • Ayla should have stayed on AI longer!

    Ayla Brown is an amazing singer. She was placed 14th place on American Idol Season 5. She has an amazing talent. She's so tall. Ever since her audition, I knew she would be on Idol for a long long time. I wanted her to at least be placed 4th on AI. I was almost crying when she was voted off. Her performance of I Want You To Need Me just blew me away. I also enjoyed her takes on Unwritten and Reflection. I don't own her CD, but I plan on getting it. So overall, she is a wonderful singer. Go Ayla!moreless
  • Ayla Brown is an amazing musician, that didn't stay as long as she should have on American Idol.

    Ayla Brown is a fantastic singer that deserved to be in the top 12 on Season 5 of "American Idol". Ayla is a basketball playing girl, who happens to have an extraordinary voice. She made the top 24 on season 5 of American Idol. She sang with enthusiasm every week for three weeks singing songs like "Reflection" and "Unwritten". However on a very surprising note, she was voted off, giving the final female spot to Melissa McGhee. However hope was not lost. Back in August of 2006 Ayla signed a record deal. Now she has an album, "Forward", and plays basketball for Boston College. I personally rate Ayla a 10, because she has an astounding voice and is also successful in the sport of basketball. I think she has much potential, and she will achieve in life.moreless