Florida-born singer best known for his 2012 EP "From Where I Stand". He appeared in the top 50 during seasons 11 and 12 of "American Idol".
He was an outstanding high school athlete who competed in several different sports including soccer, baseball, track, and football.
He became the first-ever American Idol contestant to release an album which hit the Billboard charts before the end of the show's season.
His mother, Cheryl, gave birth to twelve children.
He sang the Sam Cooke song "A Change is Gonna Come" at his "American Idol" audition.