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American Idol - Meet the Contestants

PATRICK FORTSON

Our lone Hoosier finalist was eliminated Wednesday, but we’re leaving his Q&A up a little longer in case you missed it.

 

PATRICK FORTSON

QUICK FACTS

Age: 22

From: Terra Haute, IN

Favorite Song:  “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”

Idol:  Whitney Houston/Stevie Wonder

INTERVIEW Q&A

Do you have a job?
I work in the mental health profession. I manager/supervise a group home for four handicapped men.
Do you have any formal singing training?
No
Where have you performed before?
Concerts, church, weddings, games, talk shows, conventions, conference
When did you first start to sing?
When I was 4
What is your favorite song to sing?
"Didn't We Almost Have It All"
What is the first concert you went to?
The Clark Sisters when I was 5 years old.
What is the last concert you went to?
Karen Clark, Sheard, Richard Smallwood, Donald Lawrence, Ted & Shari - they were all together
What other talents do you have?
I can dance, write, whistle, and act
If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Go back to life as it was.
What are your goals in life?
To be on top of the world, have success, be success
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Meatloaf
What is the first CD you ever bought?
Whitney Houston's debut
What is in your CD player right now?
Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits
"House" by Stevie Wonder
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
Whitney Houston/Stevie Wonder
What is your favorite type of music?
Gospel/R & B/Love Ballads
What is your favorite song?
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
Favorite male pop artist?
Justin Timberlake
Favorite female pop artist?
Celine Dion/Mariah Carey
Favorite album?
The Bodyguard Soundtrack
Who in the music world do you think your style is most like?
Vocally - Whitney Houston
Style/Look - Luther Vandross
Most embarrassing moment?
I don't have one.
If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?
Playing the piano/saxophone
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
When I made it in the top 30, everything else took a back burner.
What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone well rounded, likeable, kind, with style, and long life in the industry, when your music crosses all lines, genera, etc…when you put in a CD 5 or 10 years down the road and the songs still touch you.
Why do you want to be an AMERICAN IDOL?
To touch people's lives, do what I love to do and course, money.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
Yes
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Paula, because she really gives good comments and helps you, not hurts you.
Who is your least favorite judge and why?
They are all cool. I feel they are trying to help you be your best and they all know music.
What advice do you have for other hopefuls?
Never ever, ever give up on your dream and it may not come when you think it should but it will.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I was born in my 7th month and my lungs and ear drums were not developed, but I was healed and now I sing.
Who did you think was going to win last season?
Kelly Clarkson
If you could be a performer from any era, which would you choose and why?
Today's industry, because so many different styles and looks are accepted.

 

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