During the third round, she sang "My Funny Valentine" a cappella and advanced to the top 40.
She was angered when fellow group member Crystal Stark did not make the top 24.
She told Teen Vogue in May 2007, "I eat whatever I crave—I'm just really careful about portions." Mc Phee and her sister appeared on the debut of The Dr.
Keith Ablow Show on September 18, 2006, to discuss her struggles with bulimia and her childhood fear of her father.
She left college before graduation on the advice of her manager, and returned to Los Angeles to try out for television pilots.
Reza got engaged to his longtime boyfriend Adam Neely last year, but so far, like Jennifer Aniston, no wedding.
In May 2006, she was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol.
In 2005, Mc Phee was persuaded by eventual husband Nick Cokas and her parents to try out for the television series competition American Idol.
She auditioned in San Francisco and sang "God Bless the Child", originally performed by Billie Holiday, and was selected to be a participant in the fifth season, which aired in 2006.
In May 2006, Mc Phee visited her alma mater Notre Dame High School for her hometown celebration.