Question: Who has influenced your personal musical style?
Answer: My dad (deceased).
Question: Who is your favorite male artist and why?
Answer: Marvin Gaye. His music is still relevant.
Question: Who is your favorite female artist and why?
Answer: Aretha Franklin. She sings from her soul.
Question: What was the first concert you attended?
Answer: Kirk Franklin & Yolanda Adams
Question: If you could perform in any venue in the world, where would that be? Why?
Answer: Hollywood Bowl. Most amazing venue in the world.
Question: How has music inspired you?
Answer: It is my EVERYTHING!!
Question: Do you have any formal singing training?
Question: What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Answer: Amel Larrieux
Question: If you could perform with any person or group, who would it be and why?
Answer: Whitney Houston (greatest duet ever!)
Question: What do you do to unwind after a performance?
Answer: SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP!!!
Question: Which theme week would be most challenging to you and why?
Question: What theme week would you love to have for Season 10?
Answer: Country Music!!
Question: What’s your dream song to perform?
Answer: I Will Always Love You
Question: What makes a great performer?
Answer: Someone who makes the audience feel what they feel.
Question: How do you combat stage fright?
Answer: By SINGING!!
Question: How do you plan on differentiating yourself in the competition?
Answer: Making sure I sing from my soul.
Question: If you could model your career after an artist, who would it be and why?
Answer: Celine Dion. She sings World Music.
Question: If you couldn’t sing, what other talent would you most like to have?
Answer: I would love to be a great dancer.
Question: What has been the most unique job/chore you’ve ever had?
Answer: Working at the spa, Burke Williams
Question: How would you define success in life?
Answer: Success = Being happy
Question: What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever seen or experienced??
Answer: Accidentally cursing during a performance.
Question: What’s your proudest moment in life outside of American Idol?
Answer: Working with the youth of my church.
Question: What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Answer: That I'm an avid baker. LOVE to BAKE!!
Question: If you have 24 hours to do anything you wanted, what would you do?
Answer: Fly to the moon.
Question: Who is the person that you would most like to meet?
Answer: President Barack Obama
Question: Do you have a favorite quote, phrase or personal motto / words to live by?
Answer: ""Be Yourself""
Question: What’s been the most surprising part of the Idol experience so far?
Answer: The love I received from America and folks all over the world.
Question: What have you learned about yourself by going through the Idol audition process?
Answer: I have a lot of work to do. Gotta get stronger and wiser.
Question: What are you hoping to get out of your Idol experience?
Answer: The opportunity to do what I truly love.