Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Musical Favorites: James Taylor, Carole King, Fleetwoot Mac, Elton John…her list is nearly endless.
Idol Pursuits: Sorry, guys, Brooke told everyone during auditions that she’s married.
Audition Song: "Like A Star"
Lady in Rating: She says she doesn’t watch R-rated movies. Good thing Simon’s mostly PG-13.
Baby Buddies: Brooke says her best friends are the one-year-old twins looked after as a nanny before going on Idol.
Beauty School Dropout: Brooke attended the EVIT Academy of Cosmetic Arts beauty school for a year before dropping out to persue her singing career. She started cutting hair when she was 11 years old.
Lead Role: Brooke, who started singing at 15, had her first experience of performing in public after her friends talked her into trying out for her high school’s production of Meet Me In St. Louis. She got the lead role.
Before Idol: In 2006, Brooke recorded an album called Songs from the Attic on the New Millennium Records Group label.
Never Been Kissed: Good-as-gold Brooke says that her stage kiss in her high school musical was the first time she had kissed anyone apart from her mom and dad.
Life in L.A.: Around four years ago, she moved from Mesa, AZ., to L.A. to study singing at the Musician’s Institute. She has lived there since then with her accountant husband, David Ray. They met at a church gathering.
Making the Cut: Brooke’s husband Dave has promised not to cut his hair until she leaves the show.
Bargain Hunter: Brooke says she never pays full price for anything!
Semifinals Week 1: "Happy Together" (The Turtles)
Semifinals Week 2: "You’re So Vain" (Carly Simon)
Semifinals Week 3: "Love Is A Battlefield" (Pat Benetar)
Finals Week 1: "Let It Be" (The Beatles)
Finals Week 2: "Here Comes The Sun" (The Beatles)
Finals Week 3: "Every Breath You Take" (The Police)
Finals Week 4: "Jolene" (Dolly Parton)
Finals Week 5: "You’ve Got A Friend" (Carole King)
Finals Week 6: "Hero" (Mariah Carey)
Finals Week 7: " You Must Love Me" (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Finals Week 8: 1. "I Am, I Said" 2. "I’m A Believer" (Neil Diamond)