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).
After signing to Interscope Records, her debut was tentatively scheduled for November of last year, but will instead drop in the spring.
Speaking recently to Billboard, she called the album "dancey" and said it will have "more of an R&B/Pop/Urban kind of feel." Ne-Yo is confirmed to featured on one of the tracks.
Remember when Ledet got like 100 standing ovations throughout the season and garnered praise along the lines of one of the best "Idol" vocalists in recent memory? That's what I'm aiming for on the charts," he Tweeted Dec. After missing out on the live shows in season 10, Cavanagh returned with a vengeance in 2012, eventually finishing fourth behind three powerhouses.
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.
Color me a cynic, but I didn't expect this from Phillip Phillips. Sure, he was a fan favorite throughout the season, and his coronation song, "Home," is probably the best an "Idol" winner's ever had as their take-a-bow tune.
But a 2-time Platinum single that to go away (it's at No.
So far, little has come of such acclaim, with little talk of an album and minimal appearances by Ledet, though he recently sang the National Anthem at the New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers NFL game on Dec. Still, it may be that the show's management is focusing the brunt of its attention on its top two at the moment. Rarely was she the frontrunner, and the judges had plenty to say about her song choices, but there's a chance that her voice will mature even further -- and if so, watch out.
Like Joshua, Hollie has been fairly quiet since the "Idol" tour ended, but she at least has a slightly better asset to her credit: a timeframe.