Andrew Garcia was born on October 8, 1985 in Moreno Valley, CA. He began performing since he was five years old, and despite not having formal singing lessons has gone on to perform for several events in California. He is also a well-known YouTube artist, having a significant following before he joined the show.
He currently has a son with his girlfriend, Caeland.
He joined American Idol through auditions held in Los Angeles. He was eliminated during the second Top 9 week, along with Katie Stevens.
Top 24: "Sugar, We're Going Down" - Fall Out Boy
Top 20: "You Give Me Something" - James Morrison
Top 16: "Genie In A Bottle" - Christina Aguilera
Top 12: "Gimme Shelter" - Rolling Stones
Top 11: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
Top 10: "Forever" - Chris Brown
Top 9 Week 1: "Can't Buy Me Love" - The Beatles (bottom two)
Top 9 Week 2: "Hound Dog" - Big Mama Thornton