Karen was residing in New York City at the time of her tryout. She auditioned for the program using MySpace.
Karen auditioned in Los Angeles, California after being approved to American Idol with a MySpace tryout. Karen was sent out to Hollywood and also after that was placed via to the Top 13. Throughout the Top 13, she sang “I Could Fall in Love” by Selena as well as was placed in the bottom 3 along with Ashthon Jones, that was gotten rid of that round, as well as Haley Reinhart, which would certainly complete 3rd in period 10.