Tori and Taylor Thompson were born and raised in Santa Maria, California, a small town on the central coast. They began their singing career at a very young age, performing at Strawberry festivals, in church, and at pageants.
In May of 2003, Tori and Taylor Thompson decided to audition for American Juniors. The show was broadcast on Fox and only lasted for one season. It was a spinoff series of American Idol, but with younger contestants.
Tori and Taylor auditioned for the show individually and both made it to the live rounds.
Unlike American Idol, the goal of this competition show was not to pick a single winner, but to create a singing group of five contestants.