'American Idol' Launches New Ad Campaign Using Real Contestants (Exclusive Photos)

For the first time in American Idol history, the Fox show's marketing campaign will feature actual singers vying for a shot at stardom on the forthcoming season 13.

Eight contestants ranging in ages from 15 to 26 were photographed by Mathieu Young and Michael Becker in their respective hometowns. In each image, the vocalist offers a personal reason for why they are motivated to sing -- among them: to "inspire" or just "be heard." All of the contestants featured in the ad campaign will appear before judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. during the audition rounds of the show.  Read More...




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