Question: Who has influenced your personal musical style?
Question: Who is your favorite male artist and why?
Answer: Stevie Wonder -- Innovator, vocals, lyrics. Amazing living legend.
Question: Who is your favorite female artist and why?
Answer: Ella Fitzgerald - amazing vocals, her creativity, stamp in music history.
Question: What was the first concert you attended?
Question: If you could perform in any venue in the world, where would that be? Why?
Answer: Superbowl -- childhood dream
Question: How has music inspired you?
Answer: Music has inspired me to be creative, to live right, respect my gift and to love.
Question: Do you have any formal singing training?
Answer: 3 yeara a capella, 4 years classical training, 3 years jazz.
Question: What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Answer: 3 Tenors.
Question: If you could perform with any person or group, who would it be and why?
Answer: My dad at the Grammy's. Childhood dream.
Question: What do you do to unwind after a performance?
Answer: Eat, have a drink, good company.
Question: Which theme week would be most challenging to you and why?
Answer: Hard Rock.
Question: What theme week would you love to have for Season 10?
Answer: All other thems. Michale Jackson, Oldies, Regae
Question: What’s your dream song to perform?
Answer: My original songs.
Question: What makes a great performer?
Answer: To communicate with the audience through your art.
Question: How do you combat stage fright?
Answer: Breathe, Confidence.
Question: How do you plan on differentiating yourself in the competition?
Answer: Moving, communicating, soulful, stage presence, consistency.
Question: If you could model your career after an artist, who would it be and why?
Answer: Stevie Wonder, Usher.
Question: If you couldn’t sing, what other talent would you most like to have?
Question: What has been the most unique job/chore you’ve ever had?
Answer: Firefighter job shadow.
Question: How would you define success in life?
Answer: Reaching your goals, having great people around, being happy with what you have done and having no regrets. Loving what you do.
Question: What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever seen or experienced??
Answer: Being on crutches and falling on my face in the high school hallway.
Question: What’s your proudest moment in life outside of American Idol?
Answer: Graduating high school.
Question: What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Answer: I played sports all throughout my life, very competitive.
Question: If you have 24 hours to do anything you wanted, what would you do?
Answer: Go to Italy and meet my family.
Question: Who is the person that you would most like to meet?
Answer: Stevie Wonder.
Question: Do you have a favorite quote, phrase or personal motto / words to live by?
Answer: Live life to the fullest.
Question: What’s been the most surprising part of the Idol experience so far?
Answer: Making so many great friends.
Question: What have you learned about yourself by going through the Idol audition process?
Answer: Not to overthink what I need to do on stage.
Question: What are you hoping to get out of your Idol experience?
Answer: A great name for myself and a foot in the door.