She ended up reaching the Top 12.

I'd rather laugh about it than cry about it. Pickler was among judge Simon Cowell's favorites. I've always been the joker, the class clown. I'm gonna be on shows like TRL and VH1!"

As you mature, you realize you don't choose your parents. She sang both Kelly Clarkson's "Since You Been Gone" and Martina McBride's "A Broken Wing". I've always been comfortable in front of people. He once predicted Pickler would be in the final three, and said he preferred her over the previous season's winner, Carrie Underwood. I remember my mother and I were in the kitchen and I said, 'I wish God would take me away, I'd much rather be dead than live here with you.' |  Ranked #46 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.

In 2005, she made an appearance on WSOC-TV's Gimme the Mike! It's never anything good. She was always there for me, and then she was gone. Kelly Pickler, Cynthia Morton, abuse, resources.

Of all the things I have been through in my life, the hardest thing I've ever gone through is the loss of my grandmother.

With more vocation and not only speaking of the details and the realities of Domestic Violence, Cynthia made it her mission to be a vessel of support and healing to women, men and children affected by Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. "This is the first time I became famous. Simply stated, she was a victim who became a survivor and is now a warrior on the issues of domestic abuse/violence.

Recognized for her "quirky" personality and Southern charm, Pickler gained attention on the show by mispronouncing words and by saying that she had hardly ever performed before real audiences.

Received first Gold Record for debut album "Small Town Girl" on January 18, 2007 on.

It was a harsh childhood for Pickler because her father struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Publicity Listings

Actively supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and many other charities.

Pickler says the major influences in her life are her grandfather, Clyde Raymond Pickler, Sr., a former electrician, and grandmother, Faye Pickler. On her success after making it to the top 6 in the show.

We are in a world where people want to find out the worst possible things about someone. Over many years of public silence only deciding to share her story privately with confidants - family members, faith communities, close friends and colleagues, she was empowered to again start speaking publicly in an effort to advocate on behalf of others whom her story and advocacy will help. She has also completed training in Victims' Rights, Victim Compensation, Sexual Assault, Types of Victim Services, Ethical Issues and Practical Strategies for Working with Elder Abuse Victims, Domestic and Sexual Violence in Later Life, Teen Relationship Abuse, Stalking, Property Crime, Intimate Partner Violence, Identity Theft, Human Trafficking, Hate and Bias Crimes, Child Abuse, Cyber Fraud, Advocacy, Assessing Victims Needs, Conflict Management and Negotiation, Confidentiality, Collaboration, The Criminal Justice System, The Civil Justice System, Trauma Informed Care, Self-Care, Referrals, Problem Solving, Documentation, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and Crisis Intervention. Of course I never would have acted upon it, but it's done a lot of emotional scarring.

She is a Minister, mother of one daughter and a dog named Stormy.

Has three dogs named MooMoo, Pixie, Maddie, a monkey named Bella, a snake, and a cat named Pickles. Personal details of her experiences involving fear, abuse and many of times, victim-blaming, has allowed Cynthia’s mission to be even more influential and of greater purpose.