Kristen O’Connor – American Idol 13 Top 31 2014

I’ll be posting several American Idol Top 31 contestants previews every day in the run up to the American Idol XIII premiere on January 15.

Click for the FULL list of the American Idol XIII Top 31

According to her twitter feed, American Idol Top 31 contestant, Kristen O’Connor graduated this month from the University of Central Florida with a degree in nursing.  “So this is what being finished feels like,” she captioned the celebratory instagram photo the singer posted on twitter.


While the Orlando native has finished one chapter in her life, she moves on to another.  Maybe that degree in nursing will be merely a detail on her artists bio as moves on to a career in the music business.

On the singer’s YouTube channel, you’ll find covers of songs from artists like Alicia Keys, Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and more. She plays guitar, and had been gigging around Florida prior to auditioning for Idol.

Check out a few performances from Kristen’s Youtube Channel.

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

“If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys

Stay by Rihanna

Kristen O’Connor – American Idol XIII – Atlanta Audition

Kristen O’Connor – American Idol XIII – Road to Hollywood

Final Judgement – Unconditionally

Rush Week – Turning Tables

Top 13 – Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson

Kristen O’Connor sings “Turning Tables” for the Save

Follow Me!

mj santilli

Founder/Editor at
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted.I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!
Follow Me!

  • Blirel

    I like her she has got the looks and shes a musician. I like her genres that she explores and also she has a pretty good voice (the most important).

  • Kay Parrish

    she is really good will be interested to see how far she goes

  • Damien Roberts

    A little bland. Could see her finishing a respectable position, but don’t think she’ll be a contender.

  • Rococo

    mmm I liked her up until I heard her rendition of ‘Stay’. Talk about oversinging U_U

  • celxx

    She definitely has the looks to succeed in this business.. WOW

  • helo23

    She’s got potential and has the look of a pop star. Depending if she’s liked by tptb, she might be fodder in the semis or a random that ends up in the finals.

  • girlygirl


  • Bethany

    Killer vocals. Top 10.

  • Kariann Hart

    She’s a very pretty girl with a good voice. Again personality will help.

  • whoopsie10

    Love her.

  • Incipit

    Voice isn’t bad – song choice will matter – I checked the Alicia Keys cover – that doesn’t stand out. Not unique in any way. IMO.

  • MV007

    I would give this give this girl 2 pieces of advice. First, stay away from the Alicia keys style r&b as it comes across a little karaoke. And second, wear that tank/jeans combo from the “stay” video because she wears those jeans out.

  • BluSky

    Decent voice. But very karaoke and very forgettable. No individuality, zero sincerity.

  • Caleb

    She will WIN!!!!!!

  • Lnabta

    Someone needs to fact check… How could she just graduate from Nursing school in December when she was licensed by the State of Florida in September!!!