Thursday, March 31, 2011

Getting to Know American Idol's Stefano Langone

Stefano Langone American idol Season 10 contestant

American Idol Season 10's 'Teen Idol' is 22 year old singer and piano-player Stefano Langone. Stefano comes from Kent, Washington and auditioned for American Idol in San Francisco, California. Unfortunately, Stefano was not one the Top 5 male vote getters in the semi-final round to advance. Consequently, he was one of the six contestants (3 girls and 3 guys) selected by the judges to sing for a 'Wild Card' spot, and he then advanced to the Top 13.

Since advancing to the Top 13, Stefano has shown he is one of the most passionate, heart-felt singers in this year's Idol competition. The audience goes crazy each time Stefano performs, and the judges rave. From comments the judges have made, it's obvious they think Stefano is a dark-horse in the competition who could win the whole thing! This week, judge Randy Jackson said, "You can definitely sing. You're one of the better singers we have." And when Stefano sang Simply Red's "If You Don't Know Me by Now," Randy said, "The best performance of the night! Hot vocals, Baby!" Jennifer Lopez praised Stefano saying, "You could take this thing. You're great!" Stefano also received huge praise after singing Stevie Wonder's "Lately". Not only did Steven Tyler give Stefano a standing ovation, but Randy raved, "It's so hard to sing Stevie. He'd be proud of this. You slayed it! You were soaring!"

Stefano's favorite quote is "Live life to the fullest!" Stevie Wonder has been Stefano's greatest musical influence throughout his life.

Stefano Langone was born February 27th, 1989 to Ernest Langone, a singer and musician. Stefano has been singing and playing the piano since childhood. He studied at Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington and Bellevue College in Seattle. Stefano performed with Bellevue College's 'Celebration!' vocal jazz ensemble while a student. He had previously collaborated with a local rapper to produce hip-hop music.

In May 28, 2009 Stefano was involved in a near-fatal accident after being hit by a drunk driver. He suffered two broken arms, a fractured pelvis and other serious injuries. Stefano had to re-learn how to walk, and he has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.

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  1. I have known the family for years. He was a great singer as a child. Stefano comes from a beautiful tight knit Italian family. His Dad is great entertainer in his own right. Stefano has the heritage and heart to be the next American Idol, or even the next young Frank Sinatra!

  2. I hope that he plays the piano during a performance. He is a talented young man.