Kimberly Caldwell Biography:
Kimberly Caldwell was born on February 25, 1982 in Katy, Texas. She first started singing in public when she was only five years old and from there performed on one of the earlier reality television programs, Star Search, where she won five times as a junior vocalist. Her attempt to become a part of Popstars: USA was unsuccessful, but she had better luck when she tried out for season 2 of American Idol. Before American Idol, Kimberly had no formal training in music or singing, but her talent has brought her far. She loves all kinds of music but R&B is her favorite. She names Martina McBride, Eminem and Craig David as her American Idols.
For her audition, she sang Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and during the semifinals belted out her rendition of "Come To My Window" by Melissa Etheridge. Although eliminated from the semifinals, the judges brought her back as a wildcard contender, making her one of the 12 Finalists. Among the songs that she performed during the finals are "I Feel the Earth Move," "Shoop Shoop Song," "Anymore," "Knock on Wood," and "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)." The last song that she sang as a finalist was "It's Still Rock 'n' Roll To Me." Kimberly was the sixth person to be eliminated from season 2 of American Idol.
Since then, Kimberly has done very well for herself. She has been a prominent face on television, having been a host and a correspondent for the TV Guide Channel and appearing on shows like Access Hollywood, Best Damn Sports Show, Celebrity Paranormal Project, Larry King Live, Total Request Live, and Tucker Carlson. In 2004, she recorded her first album with American Idol judge Randy Jackson and Dianne Warren. She has also graced the pages of magazines like Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly, Maxim and Cosmopolitan and is also set to appear in the 2007 horror sequel Wrong Turn 2.