Months later, he's the season's equivalent of Pia Toscano in that, well, he's doing alright. 29 through Sparrow Records, a Christian music division of UMG, saying that he wants his music to be "faith-based" without alienating wider audiences. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, and lead single "You Are" has peaked so far at No. Whatever happened to the fan favorite who became the first Korean American to enter "Idol"'s top 13?
Not much, unless you follow the guy on Twitter, which is a treat in itself (as long as you don't mind a TON of Instagram).
It's been seven months since "American Idol's" 2012 iteration ended, though we still feel its aftershock in everyday life, provided you own a TV or listen to the radio, therefore often hearing or seeing its most recent victor, Phillip Phillips, buoyed tremendously by hit single "Home."Beyond that? It was the last season for judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, whose tenure on the show was marked by little more than Tyler's odd quotations. Heejun Han stole everyone's hearts during the Hollywood rounds.
Though season 11 will be marked by Phillips' taking of America (long or short as it may last) and the discovery of a potential future superstar in the young, diva-voiced Jessica Sanchez, so far it has little else to say for itself.
Everyone's proud of me."One person who couldn't control his emotions was fellow contestant Joshua Ledet, Cavanagh's best friend in the competition, who wept during her final performance of Miley Cyrus' "The Climb." "We've been together since Hollywood week, so I think that it hits a nerve because we've been together for so long," said Cavanagh.
And by right I mean bringing a sexy blonde tattooed lady to play saxophone and hold down stage right.
But unlike most rejected "Idol" singers, the road didn't stop there for the Florida native.
He was approached by multiple industry execs following his elimination, eventually recording a seven-track EP entitled "From Where I Stand," which reached No. Apparently he'll be back this year to try to impress the judges a little more this time around, so peg him as an early frontrunner for the live shows for sure.
In late December, she announced that she would begin recording an album in Los Angeles in 2013.
Colton Dixon almost didn't even audition for "American Idol" last season but ended up making it quite far in the competition, exiting rather prematurely the week after the judges used their only save on Jessica Sanchez.