Hometown: Homer
Claim to fame: When her career began, she was known as the homely yodeling girl who moved from an outhouse in Alaska into a traveling van. Now, she's made the most awkward genre-transition in music history, from the folksy "Who Will Save Your Soul?" to the synth-pop of "Intuition." Although her video may have simply been a jab at shallow pop stars, we still got a "rise" seeing her our of her normal earth-tone outfits.