Kristen O'Connor
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Kristen O'Connor
Birth Name
Kristen Danielle O'Connor
April 19, 1989
Audition City

Kristen Danielle O'Connor (born April 19, 1989) is an American singer from Sebastian, Florida who finished in 13th place on Season 13 of American Idol.


Kristen, who is from Sebastian, Florida, which is near Orlando, was working as a nurse tech when she tried out for the show.

American IdolEdit

Kristen tried out for the show singing "Good Morning Heartache" by the great Billie Holliday. Impressed by her voice, she got three yeses and made it to Hollywood where she did very well. Yet when she made the top 30, her take on the Adele song "Turning Tables" didn't impress the public so she had to sing one of her Hollywood performances, "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry, in order to earn her place in the top 13. She made it as a wildcard.

For "This Is Me" week, Kristen chose to sing "Beautiful Disaster" by Kelly Clarkson. However, it proved to be her last as she was eliminated on February 27, 2014.


Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Good Morning Heartache" Billie Holiday N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella "Nobody's Perfect" Jessie J N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Treasure" with Sam Woolf Bruno Mars N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo "Unconditionally" Katy Perry N/A Advanced
Top 31 (10 Women) Personal Choice "Turning Tables" Adele 2 Wild Card
Wild Card Hollywood Round 3 Solo "Unconditionally" Katy Perry 5 Advanced
Top 13 This Is Me "Beautiful Disaster" Kelly Clarkson 3 Eliminated

Post IdolEdit

Since her time on the show, Kristen has been working on her music. She recently posted a video of herself singing the Ed Sheeran hit "Don't" on her YouTube channel.

Season 13
Caleb Johnson ·Jena Irene ·Alex Preston ·Jessica Meuse ·Sam Woolf ·CJ Harris ·Dexter Roberts ·Malaya Watson ·Majesty Rose ·MK Nobilette ·Ben Briley ·Emily Piriz ·Kristen O'Connor
American Idol
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
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
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae
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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