Lindsey Cardinale was a top 12 finalist during the 2005 season of American Idol. A good friend to Carrie during her brief stay in the competition, Lindsey was the first contestant voted off the show in the top 12.
|Week #||Song choice||Original artist||Result|
|Top 24||"Standing Right Next to Me"||Karla Bonoff||Safe|
|Top 20||"I Try to Think About Elvis"||Patty Loveless||Safe|
|Top 16||"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"||Aerosmith||Safe|
|Top 12||"Knock on Wood"||Eddie Floyd||Eliminated|