Meet the American Idol 2019 Contestants: Episode 5

Meet the American Idol 2019 Contestants: Episode 5

The journey to find America's next superstar continues MONDAY, MARCH 18 at 8|7c as American Idol travels to Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Louisville, Kentucky; and Denver, Colorado. Meet the contestants auditioning in Episode 5!

Jade Flores
Age: 22
Hometown: Waxahachie, TX
Occupation: Musician
Random Fact: Can do a really good Arnold Schwarzenegger impression
Instagram: @officialjadeflores

Jakob O'Brien
Age: 18
Hometown: Alva, OK
Occupation: College Student
Random Fact: Owns six guitars
Instagram: @Jakob.obrien

Christiaan Padavan
Age: 19
Hometown: Hampton Bays, NY
Occupation: College Student
Random Fact: Has a pet bird that sings La Cucaracha
Instagram: @cpadavan

Ryan Hammond
Age: 25
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Occupation: Medication Technician
Random Fact: Can imitate the Stitch voice perfectly
Instagram: @ryanjonhammond

Chloe Channell
Age: 16
Hometown: Pace, FL
Occupation: High School Student
Random Fact: She is super ticklish
Instagram: @chloechannell

Emma Kleinberg
Age: 21
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Occupation: College Student
Random Fact: Knew she wanted to be a singer after watching Star Search on TV at four years old
Instagram: @emmakleinbergmusic

Zebulon Spencer
Age: 27
Hometown: Dudley Shoals, NC
Occupation: Warehouse Worker
Random Fact: Is a grand champion clogger
Instagram: @zebthereb24

Jorgie
Age: 23
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Rideshare Driver
Random Fact: Moved to America from Israel when he was 15
Instagram: @jorgie_music

Nick Merico
Age: 22
Hometown: Miami, FL
Occupation: Actor
Random Fact: In 2011 he appeared in an episode of Charlie's Angels
Instagram: @nickmerico

Lady Mapo
Age: 20
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Occupation: Unemployed
Random Fact: Has 17 cats, each one is named after an architect of the Renaissance period
Instagram: None. "Instagram is for conformists."

Jared Sanders
Age: 20
Hometown: Bremen, GA
Occupation: Firefighter
Random Fact: Has a haunted house with a ghost named Bobby living in it
Instagram: @jaredsandersmusic

Jackson Gillies
Age: 19
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Occupation: College Student
Random Fact: Gave a TED talk at only 18 years old
Instagram: @jacksongilliesmusic

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