Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Audition City: Seattle
Voted off: Feb. 22nd
Favorite male pop artists?
Freddie Mercury, Marc Anthony, Eric Benet, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Rascall Flats, Steve Perry
Favorite female pop artists?
Gloria Estefen, Mariah Carey, Sade, Ella Fitzgerald
When did you first start to sing?
I was 3 years and 2 months and 16 days old. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Yes, I've been lucky to have some great teachers.
What other talents do you have?
I play the sax and piano, Texas Hold 'Em, golf, basketball, tennis, football…oh wait, did you mean good talents?
If you don’t make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Continue my musical career with my group M-Pact.
What are your personal goals in life?
To unconditionally love my wife, family, friends and myself. To put out real, inspired, smart music.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
Chris Sligh, Blake Lewis, and Michael Bolton.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?
I breathe and think about my wife.
Most embarrassing moments?
You don't want to know.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
She said “yes.”
If you couldn’t sing, which talent would you most like to have?
Quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
What is your definition of AMERICAN IDOL?
Anyone who is true to themselves.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Randy because he is an incredible bass player.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I'm afraid of heights and hate cauliflower.
How has this changed your life?
Ask me again in May
Do you have any lucky charms?
Who are your heroes in life?
What’s been your toughest obstacle in life?
Stereotypes and racism.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
If you win, who will you thank first?
My wife and family.