Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Audition City: Cleveland
What's in your CD player right now? Commissioned.
What's your favorite type of music? Gospel/Pop/R&B/Soft Rock.
When did you first start to sing?
5 years old.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Just from choir class in high school.
What other talents do you have?
Played trumpet when I was younger. Learned a very, very little bit of piano.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Continue to pursue a music career.
What are your personal goals in life?
To make sure my son doesn't have to struggle in life as I did.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
I don't really have one.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?
Pray and listen to some music to relax.
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Most embarrassing moment?
I don't have any.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Birth of my son.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who represents the people and not themselves.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon, because he is bluntly real.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I really am a funny person.
How has this changed your life?
Experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Do you have any lucky charms?
A pin with an angel that my cousin Gracie gave me.
Who are your heroes in life?
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
Battle with being over-weight.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
If you win, who will you thank first?
SEASON 4 PHOTOS
SEASON 4 TOP 12
SEASON 4 BEST OF THE REST
- "Everytime You Go Away"
- "On Broadway"
- "Dance With My Father"
- "Everlasting Love"
- "She's Gone"
- "The Impossible Dream"
- "One Last Cry"
- "Against All Odds"
- "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
- "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"
- "Never Too Much"
- "You Are My Lady"