Karen Rodriguez (born 1989) was an American singer from New York City, New York. Her father is Dominican and her mother, Elvira Rodriguez is Peruvian. She went to LaGuardia Arts School in New York  She took the role as Maria in "West Side Story" as a freshman. In 2008, she appeared in the fifth season of a Puerto Rican talent show Objetivo Fama and finished in seventh place.
American Idol [change]
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"You Give Good Love"||Whitney Houston||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||First Solo||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Just the Way You Are"||Bruno Mars||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"If You Had My Love"||Jennifer Lopez||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles
|"Can't Buy Me Love"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"No Me Queda Más"||Selena||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Hero"||Mariah Carey||5||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"I Could Fall in Love"||Selena||11||Bottom 31|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"Love Will Lead You Back"||Taylor Dayne||9||Eliminated|
- ^Note 1 Rodriguez was saved first from elimination.
- "'Idol' fab finalists". New York Post. March O4, 2011. http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/idol_fab_finalists_ny_duo_among_mzCPzRxlU0vE3xj2zvQsHO. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
- "New York Ladies Rock 'American Idol'". My Fox New York. March O3, 2011. http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/manhattan/new-york-ladies-rock-american-idol-20110302. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
- "Does 'American Idol' Contestant Karen Rodriguez Look Familiar to You? There's a Reason...". Latina.com. March O7, 2011. http://www.latina.com/entertainment/tv/does-american-idol-contestant-karen-rodriguez-look-familiar-you-theres-reason. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
- "Karen Rodriguez Plans To 'Represent For All My Latinos' On 'American Idol'". MTV.com. March O4, 2011. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1659296/karen-rodriguez-plans-represent-all-my-latinos-on-american-idol.jhtml. Retrieved March 13, 2011.