Jeanine Vailes


Jeanine Vailes (americanidol.com)

Jeanine Vailes, "28 years young," auditioned for "American Idol" Season 8 in San Francisco. The short-dress, long-boot-wearing Sherman Oaks resident got encouragement from her sister to go for it this season on "Idol," and what do you know? She made it to Hollywood!

In the first Hollywood episode, Jeanine Vailes was featured alongside Joanna Pacitti and Danny Gokey in a fancy Range Rover-esque Ford SUV headed for the Kodak Theatre.

Jeanine always knew she wanted to be a singer-songwriter, from the time she was 4 singing in a church choir.

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins