Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Audition City: Houston
First Concert: American Idol 2nd season tour.
Last Concert: American Idol 2nd season tour.
When did you first start to sing?
Five years old.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Yes, I had 6 semesters at the University of Oklahoma school of music. Three years total.
What other talents do you have?
Piano, opera, writing music, acting.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
I will try to pay off school so I can finish my last year. And also continue to pursue my singing dream.
What are your personal goals in life?
To make a difference in the world.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
What is the first CD you ever bought?
What is in your CD player right now?
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
What is your favorite type of music?
What is your favorite song to sing?
"You and I" by Stevie Wonder
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Favorite album of all time?
"Talking Book" by Stevie Wonder.
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Gospel, jazz, blues, country, big band, R&B, soul, pop and opera singers.
Most embarrassing moment?
When I was standing in the lunch line in school and two guys were kicking me.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
To be a school teacher.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
To be here at American Idol.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who has the heart and love to make a difference in the world through music.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
I want to be an American Idol because I want to build homeless shelters all over the world, and I want people to be touched by my music, and I want to be rich!
Who is your favorite judge and why?
I would have to say Randy Jackson because he has the best ear for music. Paula Abdul, she is very nice.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
I like Simon, but I think he is not always on point with his comments.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Be sure of yourself. Know who you are and no matter if you make it, you know in your heart you are still a star.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am an evangelist.
SEASON 3 TOP 12
SEASON 3 BEST OF THE REST
- "Always & Forever"
- "Lean On Me"
- "Dock of the Bay"
- "I Can Love You Like That"
- "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
- "Take Me To The Pilot"
- "Against All Odds"
- "Trying to get The Feeling Again "
- "Live For Loving You"
- "What A Wonderful World"
- "Cheek To Cheek"