Anne Marie Boskovich is a 22-year old contestant on the eighth season of American Idol.

This beauty sang "Bubbly" by Colbie Callait in order to qualify for the Hollywood round of the show. Interestingly, when she first walked in for her Hollywood audition, the judges recognized Anne Marie's talent. But they didn't like her look.

Simon asked her to leave, change her appearance and return with the mindset that she's a superstar. Boskovich followed their instructions, added some make-up and came back with an impressive audition.

Boskovich is a native of Ventura, CA. She made her public singing performance at age 5, singing Over the Rainbow at her great-grandmother's funeral. By 13, she appeared on the soundtrack for Disney's direct-to-video feature The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. She also sang God Bless America at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game.

Anne Marie lists a wide range of influences on her MySpace page. Foremost among them?

  • Celine Dion
  • Shania Twain
  • Eva Cassidy
  • Elvis Presley
  • Patsy Cline
  • The Beatles