Kristy Lee Cook

Kristy Lee Cook


1/4/1984, Selma, Oregon

Birth Name


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


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • If she couldn't sing, she would like to be talented in softball, modeling or acting.

    • She likes all three judges of American Idol. Simon because he tells it like it is, Paula because she is sweet and Randy because he is nice and funny.

    • She thinks people would be surprised to know that her horse saved her life twice, she trains for cage fighting, she trains horses, she barrel races, she hunts for meat, she likes to fish, she loves the outdoors and she is in the process of having a non-profit foundation for kids and horses.

    • She considers God to be her lucky charm.

    • Her goals in life are to become a famous singer and to help her family and all those who are in need.

    • She thinks her friends would be surprised that she owns a rap CD, but she hasn't listened to it yet.

    • Before performing, she always prays.

    • According to her, it is very hard to embarrass her.

    • She sold her barrel horse to earn enough money to fly to Florida to audition for American Idol.

    • Her fans call themselves "Kristy's Krushers."

    • Before auditioning for American Idol, she already released a single with Arista Nashville at 2005. It even has a music video.

    • She auditioned for the 7th Season of American Idol at Philadelphia where she sang Amazing Grace.

    • Her audition number for American Idol was 77610.

    • Her musical influences are LeAnn Rimes, Blue, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Whitney Houston.

    • Favorites:
      Male Pop Star: Justin Timberlake
      Female Pop Star: Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
      Quote: Rope it, ride it, wrestle it, cowgirl it.

    • Her hobbies are: swimming, softball, martial arts, cage fighting, modeling, acting, gymnastics when little, horse training, riding.

    • She has formal singing training.

    • She started to sing at 2 years old.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Kristy: (on Simon Cowell's reaction to her singing in front of him and why she called Simon a "butt") He said, "Well, you made it awkward for me," and I said, "Well now you know what it's like to feel like us singing in front of you all the time." And he just started laughing, it was kind of funny [laughs]. I was debating between brat and butt but I figured I would just say butt. I don't know why.

    • Kristy: (on if it was hard being in the bottom 3 of American Idol so many times) Yeah, it's been kind of tough being in the bottom three. [After] the first few times, I built up a stamina for it and got a little tougher. But, this last time, it was definitely nerve-racking, because none of us knew what was going on and how they were separating the groups. We didn't know if we were safe or if we weren't safe. It was just like a whole whirlwind of things going on.

    • Kristy: (on if she was shocked about her elimination from American Idol) It was definitely a shock for me to go home. I wish I wouldn't have left so soon, I wanted to be in the top five. I am happy that Brooke's still in the competition because she's one of my best friends.

    • Kristy Lee Cook: When I found out I made the top 24 I completely flipped. I was like, I was so emotional. I don't like, I don't cry, I really don't. It takes a lot for me to cry and I was just balling. Luke this whole, whole thing has just been me crying and I'm like, "What is going on? I never cry." So it was unbelievable, it was great and I just felt so awesome.

  • She improved, but still...

    Kristy Lee Cook had a great audition, singing Amazing Grace. She made it to the top 24, where I predicted she wouldn't make the top 12, but she did. She beat Asia'h Epperson, one of my favorites. I started disliking her even more. Up until top 10 week, she got better and better, but she still was just "ok". My favorite performance from her was Gob Bless the USA. It was pretty good, definitely not great. I was mad at her again that she beat out my favorite, Ramiele. Ever since, I wanted her to be eliminated. She got to the top 7 which is good, but I wanted her gone before the top 12.moreless
  • America voted the wrong person off Idol tonight Kristy Lee Cook should have been sent home. Its a sing contest people. Think about people vote for the right people.

    Every thing els on Idol whose spot on except for Kristy Lee Cook. She cant sing or dance. Send her back to OR and let her buy her horse back. I vote every week to make sure the right people stay.Its the singing we should be voting for .

    People she was bad.Other wise the show was great. I like the set the band and the judges. Oh ya the host too. Sorry Ryan i dont want to leave you out either. Also give Simmon a brake he 's good at what he does. HE been right on the mark with his judging.Thank you for a great show. Lynda Gilroy, Ca.moreless