From: Folsom, NJ
Favorite Song: "Go The Distance" from Disney's Hercules
Idol: Luther Vandross and Michael Bolton
Do you have a job?
Do you have any formal singing training?
Train with Sal Dupree in Linwood, NJ for 2 years.
Where have you performed before?
School football games & other assemblies, Diabetes Telethon, MAP Foundation Fundraiser at Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City, lead in past 3 school musicals, and lead in 2 community theatre productions, 1 original London musical.
When did you first start to sing?
What is your favorite song to sing?
"O Holy Night".
What is the first concert you went to?
What is the last concert you went to?
What other talents do you have?
Tap dancing, All Star-competitive cheerleader.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Eventually get an agent and audition for record companies after contract time.
What are your goals in life?
Live as best a Catholic as I can be and to be biggest star in the world.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Englebert Humperdink's Christmas album.
What is the first CD you ever bought?
What is in your CD player right now?
The Three Tenors' Christmas Album / Michael Bolton Christmas album.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
Luther Vandross and Michael Bolton.
What is your favorite type of music?
Broadway, R & B, and Pop equally.
What is your favorite song?
"Go the Distance" from Disney's "Hercules".
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Michael Bolton's Greatest Hits.
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Luther Vandross and Michael Bolton (without the rasp).
Most embarrassing moment?
Never can tell.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
This - making the top 32.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who has an unbelievable voice, great performer, and very moral role model.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
I want to touch everyone I can with my voice & be the most famous singer & I want to be rich.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Yes, but like everything it has flaws that are simply human. Some people were overlooked.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon, because he's real and looks like he knows how to really have fun.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
I like them all so to say least favorite would seem like an insult to me.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Don't ever give up & don't drink, smoke, or make decisions or actions that could possibly have a negative effect on your career.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I shave my chest, stomach, and arms and trim my leg hair.
Who did you think was going to win last season?
Kelly all the way.
If you could be a performer from any era, which would you choose and why?
Today - more money to be made & more people to reach with the style I sing.
SEASON 2 TOP 12
SEASON 2 BEST OF THE REST
- "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" - 2/18/03