Gone Country:Mikalah Gordon
Prior to her big break on American Idol, the Las Vegas native performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House as a member of the Helen Joy Young Entertainers. She also starred in several of her High School's productions, including Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and Singing in the Rain.
After American Idol, Gordon landed a guest-starring role on Fran Drescher's sitcom, Living with Fran. On the show, she played Fran's cousin Brianna, a Broadway singer. She also landed a guest-starring role on the CBS military drama The Unit. Following a 2006 appearance on The Tyra Banks Show, Gordon was hired by Tyra Banks as a correspondent for the show.
Gordon also serves as co-host of American Idol Extra on the Fox Reality Channel, in which she provides behind-the-scene looks of the show each week.