It its morning edition, the Austin American-Statesman provides a capsule summary of Asia'h Epperson, Joplin, and the other 23 finalists in the American Idol competition. This background information was provided on Miss Epperson:
Asia’h Epperson, 19 — Born and raised in Joplin, Mo., Epperson has been singing since she was 3 years old. Before auditioning, she was a waitress at two restaurants in Joplin. In her spare time, Epperson enjoys dancing and acting and also has a passion for makeup and fashion.