Hometown: Memphis, TN
Audition City: Chicago
Favorite Female Artist:
Favorite Male Artist:
(late) Luther Vandross
When did you first start to sing?
When I was 5 years.
Do you have any formal singing training?
What other talents do you have?
Designing (Home, clothing, set, theatre).
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Keep moving on strong until I get what I want!
What are your personal goals in life?
To grow and win over 10 Grammy Awards in 2 years or even 1, to help, help, help others in need, and stay humble.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
A 3-6 mafia album.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
My American idol is Fantasia.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time you perform?
I say a silent prayer to God!
Most embarrassing moments?
When I fell in mud after school.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
This! American idol.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
To play the lead guitar and piano.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
A person who represents artistry, integrity, focus, commitment, dedication and character.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon because he keeps it real, whatever he says 95% of the time is true about that person's style.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am never, ever nervous!
How has this changed your life?
Exposure across the continent! And a chance of a lifetime.
Do you have any lucky charms?
No, but my Father gave me a ring before he died.
Who are your heroes in life?
God! And whoever helps others!
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
Getting over how to be patient. I have accomplished it.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Very fair - they chose real talent.
If you win, who will you thank first?
I will first thank GOD ALMIGHTY!!!
SEASON 5 PHOTOS
SEASON 5 TOP 12
SEASON 5 BEST OF THE REST
- Wed, Feb. 22 "Shout"
- Wed, Mar. 1 "A Change is Gonna Come"
- Wed, Mar. 8 "When a Man Loves a Woman"