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North Carolina is the top state when it comes to churning out "American Idols." Three winners and six others who have made the Top 10 were from the Tar Heel State, and now two contestants who are Raleigh natives have become the latest hopefuls to make the cut on the show's final season.<br/>Photographer: David McCorkle

North Carolina is the top state when it comes to churning out "American Idols." Three winners and six others who have made the Top 10 were from the Tar Heel State, and now two contestants who are Raleigh natives have become the latest hopefuls to make the cut on the show's final season.
Photographer: David McCorkle