Lindsey Cardinale Biography:
Lindsey Michelle Cardinale was born on February 5, 1985 in Hammond, Louisiana. Her family moved to Ponchatoula, Louisiana when she was six years old and grew up with her older sister, Lori. She attended the Ponchatoula High school and was a part of the school's advanced choir. Before joining season 4 of American Idol, she was majoring in Radiology. Singing is her passion, but she can also play several instruments, namely the piano, guitar and drums. Her favorite artists are Sammy Kershaw, Willie Nelson, Sara Evans and Lee Ann Womack. For Lindsey, an American Idol is someone who should not only be talented but also unique.
Lindsey sang Karla Bonoff's "Standing Right Next To Me" in her New Orleans audition and was able to get the thumbs up from the judges. During Hollywood Week, she was again able to gain the judges' approval when she sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" with other American Idol wannabes Melinda Lira and Jessica Sierra. For the semifinals, Lindsey sang "Standing Right Next To Me," "I Try to Think About Elvis" and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." Although she was able to earn a spot on the Top 12, she was the first to be voted off the Finals, after her less than stellar rendition of "Knock on Wood."
Upon elimination, Lindsey went back to her hometown to appear at their Strawberry Festival, but because her contract with 19 Entertaiment restricted her from singing at the event, she decided to show off her talent with the drums instead. In 2006, she organized her own show that lasted for an hour. Currently, she is working for the Bill Hood Automative Family in Southern Lousiana as their spokesperson. She is also set to work on her first album with record producer Paul Jackson.
Cardinale was the twelfth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. She was the first finalist eliminated. According to the Internet Movie Database, she is also sometimes credited as Kathy Turrall.