Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987) is a singer/songwriter and a Broadway and television actress. She is engaged to marry a fellow American Idol alum, season 5's Ace Young. She rose to fame in 2004 as the runner-up of the third season of 'American Idol.' In 2005 DeGarmo began a career in musical theatre. DeGarmo also appeared on The Young and the Restless as Angelina Veneziano. Since 2004 she has released a full album and two EPs. Diana DeGarmo was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but was raised primarily in Snellville, Georgia. She is the youngest child in her family. She has Italian, French, and Native American ancestry. DeGarmo began singing at a young age, including the 1997 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, and in Atlanta-based stage productions of Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. At age ten she was part of the Cartoon Gang on The Cartoon Network, appearing in various bumper segments.