Profile Spotlight on Lil Rounds, American Idol Season 8 Finalist


Favorite Quote:

“If I can help somebody with a word or a song then my life shall not be in vain.”

Favorite Male Artists:

Anthony Hamilton

Favorite Female Artists:

Alicia Keys


Lil Rounds is a buxom 23 year old beauty from Memphis, Tennessee that can belt out soul and blues with some of the best ever to grace Idol’s stage. She has a heart-warming smile and a presence on stage that makes her a real contender for the prize this year.

Lil Rounds is actually her real name. Lil is short for Lillian, but she is anything but short on talent. The name is perfect for a performer. Idol judge Kara DioGuardi agrees. “What a great name, Lil Rounds.” she said . Lil has burst onto the scene as a powerful new talent as one of the top 13 finalists on FOX’s “American Idol 8.”

Lil auditioned in Kansas City, Missouri. She sang “All I Do” by Stevie Wonder for her audition, and received a strong endorsement from all four judges to put her through to Hollywood.

Randy Jackson said she is a mix of Fantasia Barrino and Mary J. Blige. We think she is unique and more appealing than either..

The show’s four judges seemed most in agreement about Rounds’ talent when she sang Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You.” Their praise and her superb performance demonstrated that she is not going home any time soon.


Lil began singing when she was 3 years old. She is a customer service representative and lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and three children. Until now, she hasn’t ventured far from the nest.

Having 3 children is a major challenge, but that hasn’t presented a problem for Lil because of the support offered by her family in the pursuit of her dream. “Throughout my journey… my family has been so supportive… if it was not for them, I would not be here right now”.

Here’s a Lil Rounds fansite on the web.

Hollywood Introduction

Top 36 Hollywood Interview with Matt Giraud

Her Background story and Audition

Hollywood week: “I’ll Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

Interview Top 36

American Idol Q&A, Continue on next page…

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2 thoughts on “Profile Spotlight on Lil Rounds, American Idol Season 8 Finalist”

  1. As much as I think Lil has plenty of raw talent, she comes off as fairly clueless almost every week. She’s getting bad advice, and despite the fact that she’s one of the 3-4 best singers on the show, if she doesn’t wake up and start choosing better songs, she’s be out on that ample backside of hers. At this point, little Allison is outsinging Lil…which I wouldn’t have guessed would happen 2-3 weeks back.

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