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Overview (3)

Born in Dublin, Ireland
Birth NameCarly Hennessy
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carly Smithson was born on September 12, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland as Carly Hennessy. She has been married to Todd Smithson since August 17, 2004. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Todd Smithson (17 August 2004 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

Wishes to duet with Annie Lennox.
Husband Todd is a tattoo artist, and owns a tattoo parlor called Nothing Sacred Tattoo. It is located in San Diego, CA.
Is allergic to metal.
Has nine tattoos.
Auditioned and made it to Hollywood on American Idol Season 5, however, was disqualified because paperwork for her work visa was delayed. When she auditioned again for Season 7, she made it to Hollywood again, this time having the proper paperwork.
Best friends on American Idol were Michael Johns and David Cook.
Smithson and her fellow Season 7 contestant Michael Johns were the first non-Americans to appear on American Idol (Smithson was born in Ireland; Johns was born in Australia).
Favorite song is "Crazy on You" by Heart. Performed this song while on the show, as well as on the American Idols LIVE! tour for Season 7.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 29, a daughter named Olivia Mabel Smithson on September 30, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Todd Smithson.

Personal Quotes (1)

I had previous experience, several other people last year had previous experience, and it just means that I pretty much worked my whole life to get where I'm at. It's American Idol, it's the American Dream -- of course everyone wants to follow it.

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