Mikalah Gordon

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Performer on Gone Country


1/14/1988, Las Vegas,Nevada

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  • How is Mikalah Gordon feeling these days? How about "exuberant," which happens to be a word the high school junior learned during a vocabulary lesson last week? The 17 year old Las Vegas born singer has found her success,as well as her fanbase,on the hit show American Idol's Fourth Season. Gordon, the daughter of Rocky Gordon and Victoria Cavaricci, was born on January 14,1988, and raised in Las Vegas. She performed with the Helen Joy Entertainers from the ages of 6 to 14, and once sang at the White House. However, September's "American Idol" tryout in Las Vegas marked the first time she had auditioned for the megapopular talent search show. When she learned that she had made the initial Las Vegas cut, "I was so excited," Gordon says. Gordon adds that when she received word several weeks ago that she would be announced as one of the show's 24 finalists, her biggest challenge was not telling anybody about it. "Obviously, I have the biggest mouth in the world," she said last week during a telephone interview, "so keeping it under wraps was hard." Cavaricci says she's always known her daughter is talented. However, she admits she's surprised that Mikalah is receiving such high-profile recognition at such a young age. "She's very funny, she's very witty and she's not intimidated, so I knew that she would be successful at some time in this type of career but, certainly, not at this age," Cavaricci says. "And certainly I didn't think `American Idol.' " "It's just amazing," Gordon says. "We had some photos shot yesterday and it was so -- surreal is the most perfect word. Yet, it's fabulous. It's everything you want." "Exuberant" is a good word, too, and one that Gordon learned last week. While away from her classes, "I have to do three hours of schoolwork every day," Gordon says. And, she jokes, "what a feeling it is to be doing a photo shoot one minute and, the next, doing my vocabulary work." "You say, `What is this? This is not the life of a star!' But know what? It's still great."moreless

    Birth Name:

    Mikalah Gordon



    Birth Place:

    Las Vegas,Nevada

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    • Mikalah Gordon: I worked at an oxygen bar.. it just gives you a lot of energy.. you can tell, I did it all the time!

    • Mikalah Gordon: Girls, just know with or without makeup you are fabulous! just be tasteful with what you choose to present yourself in. everyone always has an opinion. trust me somedays i walk out of my room and my mother hates my outfit! but as long as you are comfortable and confident that is ALL that matters. Just be yourself! and know when your beautiful on the inside, its easy for the beauty to shine. and remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder! BE FABULOUS!

    • Mikalah Gordon: I wake up, and have a cup of coffee. I LOVE IT! than i brush my teeth and wash my face. I also use alot of moisturizer. depending on where I am going I hop in the bath. I dont wash my hair for usually two to even three days. the dirtier it is the easier it is to style. the natural oils are very good for your hair! I always wear makeup. Not alot but mascara is a must! a little gloss and I am ready to go!

    • Mikalah Gordon: (when asked where she buys her makeup) Girls walmart is still all THAT! Its not where you buy it it is how you use it! hello! FABULOUS!

    • Mikalah Gordon: I am a wife beater and jeans girl!!!! with some fabulous cowboy boots!

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    • At the time of her appearance in 2005, Mikalah Gordon was the youngest finalist ever to be on American Idol.

    • Mikalah Gordon is 5'1" tall.

    • On August 23, 2006, Mikalah Gordon was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted in Las Vegas.

    • Mikalah Gordon admits that while she was on American Idol, that she was suffering from severe depression.

    • After her appearance on the Tyra Banks Show on February 24, 2006, Mikalah Gordon was hired as a correspondent for the Tyra Banks Show.

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