Karen Rodriguez (born March 3, 1989 in New York City, New York, US) is an American singer from New York City, New York. Rodriguez was a Top 13 finalist on the tenth season of American Idol 2011. Before she competed on Idol, Karen was a contestant on "Objetivo Fama," a similar reality singing competition in Puerto Rico. Rodriguez auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol first on Myspace and then in Los Angeles, California. She was one of the five female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13, and was eliminated in 12th place on March 16th, 2011.