Hometown: New York, NY
Audition City: Washington D.C.
What's in your CD player right now? Pray For The Soul of Betty.
What's your favorite type of music? Honest music.
When did you first start to sing?
Very young. Listened to great music in my house growing up. Nat King Cole to The Doors.
Do you have any formal singing training?
What other talents do you have?
If you donít make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Continue to write and rock.
What are your personal goals in life?
Have a family/have a long career/be happy.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Like a Virgin.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?
Stretch/vocalize/think about the text.
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Most embarrassing moment?
While swinging my mic around at a gig with Betty (ala Roger Daltry) the mic went flying and smashed against the wall... no more mic.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
Not happened yet - I like to stay hungry.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Honest, hard-working, articulate, talented.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
My brother Athan. His opinion means the most to me.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Love sports... love to eat.
How has this changed your life?
People know me now.
Do you have any lucky charms?
My necklace from "Rent" I wear.
Who are your heroes in life?
My cousin "Gus" who died 9/11.
What's been your toughest obstacle in life?
Finding work... keeping work.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Very fair and very intense. Lots of good people went home though.
If you win, who will you thank first?
My family! Then Betty