Luke Menard

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Fifteenth Place (Season 7) on American Idol


12/1/1978, Crawfordsville, IN

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  • Luke Menard is from Crawfordsville, IN and is in the Top 24 on Season 7 of American Idol.



    Birth Place:

    Crawfordsville, IN

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  • Quotes (7)

    • Luke (on if his wife won anything on "The Price is Right"): [My wife] and my sister decided to go to 'Price Is Right' downstairs at CBS and she got on. They called her up, she was the last contestant to come up. She played a game and she won three big prizes. And it was a week when I made it through the elimination round so it was a good week for her.

    • Luke (on what he plans to do after "American Idol"): I'm planning on maybe getting into some television and some acting or maybe pursuing a Broadway career. I'd just like to see all of the stuff that I might potentially be able to do after this.

    • Luke (on who the "four horsemen were on "American Idol"): [Michael Johns] and I are the two oldest in the competition, we're both 29, and then David Cook and then Jason Yeager, who actually got eliminated last week -- the four of us, ever since day one in Hollywood, the four of us really clicked and we hung out just about every day and we called ourselves "the four horsemen."

    • Luke (on if being an a capella singer made if harder for him to sing pop): A capella music is such a wide variety of music and the group that I've been singing in [has] always strived for taking any style of music and turning it into a capella. I think that if I had a chance to do maybe more a bit of modern music that I listen to today, such as like Maroon 5's style ... maybe I'd still be on the show right now.

    • Luke (on what he thought about Simon Cowell calling him "girly"): You know what, Simon never gave me one compliment on camera, so I learned to really tune out his criticism. He didn't really give me much constructive criticism. It was pretty much degrading stuff. So I just took that with a grain of salt and I just kind of tuned him out.

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    Trivia (22)

    • List of Songs Sung on American Idol: February 19, 2008 - Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson February 26, 2008 - Killer Queen by Queen March 4, 2008 - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! March 6, 2008 - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! (Eliminated)

    • He was voted off American Idol Season 7 on March 6, 2008, garnering 13th/14th/15th/16th place.

    • The toughest obstacle in his life is experiencing two of his uncles who were still relatively young die within the past year.

    • When he was 8 years old, his sister dressed him up like a ballerina.

    • If he doesn't win American Idol, he will ride a motorcycle with his wife from L.A. to New York.

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