Carly Smithson, lead singer of We Are the Fallen, was born on September 12, 1983. She's is an Irish-American singer and musician, and was the 6th place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. Originally from Dublin Ireland, she moved to San Diego California 10 years ago. There, she got married and runs a tattoo parlor with her husband, and also does some waitressing on the side. Carly Smithson auditioned for American Idol in Las Vegas during the show's fifth season; she made it to Hollywood but was disqualified because her visa had expired.