Amy Brumfield: American Idol Hopeful, Tent-Dweller, Ex-Con

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As usual, American Idol featured a wide variety of hopefuls on its season 11 premiere.

There was Phillip Phillips, the singer so nice his parents named him twice. There was Shannon Magrane, a 15-year old who Steven Tyler likes way too much. And there was Amy Brumfield, who made an impression on the judges for her take on "Superwoman," and on viewers for her backstory:

The 24-year lives in a tent with her boyfriend and, according to TMZ, has battled with the law on numerous occasions. Brumfield has been arrested six times in the last seven years, with multiple alcohol-related charges on her record and one criminal trespassing arrest in 2005.

But, hey, we all deserves second seventh chances, right? Take in her story and her audition below:


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]