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- Age: 29
- Hometown: Crawfordsville, IN
- Favorite Quote: "Don't fight. But if you have to... hit first and hit hard."
- Audition City: Omaha
- Musical Influences: James Taylor, Take 6, Chapter 6, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Keane, Billy Joel, Bee Gees.
- Voted Off: 3/6/08
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Last Updated March 04 2008
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
Experiencing two of my uncles dying at a young age within the past year.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Yes, as fair as you can be with 103,000 people.
What has been your favorite "Idol" moment in the past six seasons?
Idol Gives Back. That is what life is all about.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Not much. I am very content with my life.
How do you plan on differentiating yourself in the competition?
I want to prove to America that I can entertain them with quality singing and maintain a positive moral lifestyle at the same time.