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.

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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

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