From: Oceanside, CA
Favorite Song: "Not Just Me" by Rascal Flatts
Idol: My wife
Do you have a job?
Yes, I'm active military in the United States Marine Corps.
Do you have any formal singing training?
Where have you performed before?
Choirs, high school, fairs in Michigan.
When did you first start to sing?
8th Grade talent show.
What is your favorite song to sing?
"I'm Movin' On".
What is the first concert you went to?
What is the last concert you went to?
What other talents do you have?
I can draw, play a little piano, saxophone for 8 yrs and guitar.
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Back to the Marine Corps still continuing to work on my music career.
What are your goals in life?
To raise my daughter to grow up and be well rounded & down to earth. And to have a #1 album.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Eminem 8 Mile Soundtrack.
What is the first CD you ever bought?
Garth Brooks "In Pieces".
What is in your CD player right now?
Rascal Flatts CD, Melt.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
My wife, she's dealt with a lot, with me being gone and taking care of my daughter on her own.
What is your favorite type of music?
Country and Pop.
What is your favorite song?
"Not Just Me" by Rascal Flatts.
Favorite male pop artist?
Favorite female pop artist?
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Country mixed with pop.
Most embarrassing moment?
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
All I will do is sing.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
The birth of my daughter Briana.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who can be a role model (never in trouble, don't smoke, don't drink, party and is down to earth).
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
I've always loved music and I love making people happy and smile when I perform.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon. Honest, straight forward to the point.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
Don't have one, all equal really.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Be yourself, original & unique.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That when comfortable or relaxed around people I start acting stupid (like a clown).
Who did you think was going to win last season?
If you could be a performer from any era, which would you choose and why?
'90s country, so much good music. It really made me want to sing and pursue a career.