Jason Yeager

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Twentieth Place (Season 7) on American Idol


Grand Prairie, TX

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  • Jason Yeager, 28, is from Grand Prairie, TX and is in the Top 24 on Season 7 of American Idol.



    Birth Place:

    Grand Prairie, TX

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    • Jason (on his closest friend on "American Idol"): Michael Johns and I were probably the closest. We became really, really good friends. We were roommates from Hollywood Week, day one. Our personalities just really clicked; he's the funniest guy that I've ever met. He's a dedicated songwriter and musician, and especially a singer, and we just really encouraged each other. We always helped each other out with our song choices, giving each other advice and criticism. Gosh, I'm really gonna miss that guy a lot, and I hope he does really well.

    • Jason (on if Simon was too harsh on him): It was hard to take, in a public platform like that, in front of so many people. During Hollywood Week, I had really great auditions and I got nothing but rave reviews. It felt like he just wasn't into me anymore. We can't take too much of that to heart. Once you get to the Top 24, it's not about them anymore. That's where my flaw was -- I tried to please them. You've just got to worry about your fans out there and who's voting.

    • Jason (on if he thought lack of screen time hurt him on "American Idol): You know, that's been one of the big questions. [My family and friends] were all really disappointed that America didn't really get a chance to get any kind of background story or interviews, really get to know me as a person. Simon complained that I didn't stand out and all I could do was just laugh at that moment. You know, I don't want to be sour about it, I was just kind of disappointed. I felt like I have a lot to offer to the show.

    • Jason (on how his 10-year-old son reacted to his elimination): He called me right after I got off the stage; he was the first person I talked to. He was kind of quiet, didn't really know what to say. I think he was feeling the same things I was feeling. But he just said, "I love you Dad and I'm proud of you," so that meant a lot to me.

    • Jason (on how he felt after being eliminated): Disappointed, just kinda let down. It's just hard, you know -- a lot of things were going through my head, song-choice wise. I just kind of felt like the odds were really against me.

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    Trivia (20)

    • His closest friend and roommate on American Idol was Michael Johns.

    • He was eliminated from American Idol Season 7 on February 28, 2008, garnering (17th/18th/19th/20th Place).

    • List of Songs Sung on American Idol: February 19, 2008 - Moon River by Andy Williams February 26, 2008 - Long Train Running by The Doobie Brothers February 28, 2008 - Long Train Running by The Doobie Brothers (Eliminated)

    • If he wasn't talented in singing, he would like to act instead.

    • The proudest moment in his life was the birth of his son.

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