Courtney Zahn

Age: 22
Hometown: Beachwood, NJ
Singing: Piece of My Heart
Song By: Janis Joplin

Who would you say has most inspired you?

My mom. She has taught me to work hard for what I want.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far? 

I got to audition for the last season of American Idol! It was so much fun!!


When I was 5 years old, I asked my mom if I could get singing lessons for my 6th birthday.  Fortunately, for me, she said yes!  So I began singing non-stop. Then when I was 10 years old, I auditioned for the TV Show, Star Search, and made it to the finals. When I got to sing in front of millions at that young age, I knew the stage was where I belonged.

Please tell us a story about yourself...

A moment that I cherish is one that I shared with my uncle, who passed away.  My uncle was one of the funniest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, but right before he passed..we had a serious moment and he told me that he believed in me and he knew I was going to make it.  That moment is one I will always carry with me in my heart.