Karen Rodriguez
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Karen Rodriguez
Birth Name
Karen Stephanie Rodriguez
March 22, 1989
Audition City
Los Angeles

Karen Stephanie Rodriguez (born March 22, 1989) is an American singer orginally from Miami, Florida who finished in 12th place on season 10 of American Idol.


Karen was living in New York City at the time of her audition. She auditioned for the show via MySpace.

American IdolEdit

Karen auditioned in Los Angeles, California after being accepted to American Idol through a MySpace audition. Karen was sent to Hollywood and then was put through to the Top 13. During the Top 13, she sang "I Could Fall in Love" by Selena and was put in the bottom three along with Ashthon Jones, who was eliminated that round, and Haley Reinhart, who would finish third in season 10. She was safe and was put through to the Top 12. During the Top 12, she sang "Love Will Lead You Back" by Taylor Dayne and was eliminated during the results show. She finished 12th place out of all.


Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "You Give Good Love" Whitney Houston N/A Advanced
Hollywood First Solo "If You Had My Love" Jennifer Lopez N/A Advanced
Hollywood Group Performance "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars N/A Advanced
Hollywood Second Solo "No me queda mas" Selena N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Songs of The Beatles Group Performance Not aired N/A N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round Final Final Solo Not aired N/A N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 Females) Personal Choice Not aired N/A N/A Advanced
Top 13 Your Personal Idol "I Could Fall in Love" Selena 11 Safe
Top 12 Year You Were Born "Love Will Lead You Back" Taylor Dayne 7 Eliminated

Post IdolEdit

Rodriguez was one of the two eliminated finalists that did not get to take part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011.

Season 10
Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin  · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones
American Idol
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Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon
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Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling"
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas

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