American Idol's Julia Gargano Talks Staten Island and More

Friday, May 1st

Checking in on the Big Show Star Phone is a young woman from Staten Island who’s looking to crack the Top 10 of the current season of American Idol, Julia Gargano!

Katy Perry seems to LOVE Julia! So, did her top 5 prediction put a lot of pressure on her? Listen now!

Julia is a 22-year-old from Staten Island, NY, currently a senior at the College of Saint Rose in Albany and is learning remotely as she competes on Idol. Her musical influences include Paul Simon, Rufus Wainright and Thom Yorke from Radiohead.

Julia has performed “Human” by Christina Perri, “Glitter in the Air” by P!nk, “The Joke” by Brandi Carlisle, and her original song “Growing Pains” for her audition on the program.

She famously told the judges during her audition, “I’m annoyingly proud to be from Staten Island.”

We're annoying proud of you, too, Julia!