Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and RCA recording artist. She was the second place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol, losing by a margin of less than 2% out of 65 million votes. Currently residing in Snellville, Georgia, at 16, DeGarmo was the youngest contestant among the third season's set of finalists; she was a junior at Snellville's Shiloh High School.
DeGarmo has been singing publicly from a young age, including at the 1997 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, and in stage productions of Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Atlanta. As a third grade student, she was a Coca-Cola Kid during the Atlanta Summer Olympics, performing 3 shows a day. The next year, she sang at Opryland USA during the Christmas holiday season. In 2002, she was named Miss Teen Georgia and was a finalist on the NBC talent search program America's Most Talented Kid.