By Lee Hernandez | 02/17/2011 - 10:49
There have never been more Latinos on American Idol! Of the 168 contestants who competed in last night’s “Group Day” episode, 10 were Latinos — and by the end of the night, when the field had been narrowed to 100, six Latinos made it through to the next round of Hollywood Week. Here’s how it went down:
It was the end of the road last night for several Latino contestants, including:
By Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2011 - 11:18
So, we all fell in love American Idol contestant Chris Medina this week and now we have more video on the inspirational love story between Medina and his fiancée Juliana Ramos. Even Irish rockers The Script, who's song "Breakeven" Chris covered for his audition, tweeted about the Idol hopeful, “Chris Medina: Not only R U a major talent but U R 1 in a billion! Stay Strong, Never waver, This world needs more MEN like U. Peace+Love,” wrote the band’s guitarist, Mark Sheehan.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/27/2011 - 12:43
We're still drying our tears from American Idol contestant Chris Medina's awe-inspiring audition last night. We freely admit that he is our absolute favorite and a definite frontrunner in our eyes.
The 26-year-old Illinois native managed to break hearts while simultaneously demonstrating the meaning of true love in just under five minutes. From the moment he stepped on stage with his aw-shucks attitude and shaggy hair we knew there was something we liked about this kid. Then, he shared his backstory.