Richardson is focusing on the future--the "Idol" tour and his album, which he said will be a mix of both rock, soul/r&b.
"It'll be a mixture of a Maroon 5 sound with a little bit of Jason Mraz," said Richardson, who also plays the guitar, drums and piano. "I love rock and roll but I have this soulful type voice and I just like to infuse both of them." 
Chris Richardson was eliminated from American Idol season 6 on May 2, 2007 (5th/6th place.)
With his money from Idol, he wants to pay off his bills, like car payments and credit cards.
A.J. Tabaldo was his roommate during the semi-final rounds on American Idol season 6.
Chris and fellow American Idol season 6 contestant Blake Lewis have a fanship called "CAKE."
Chris wore hanging suspenders during Tony Bennet week on American Idol.
Chris used to play football.
Chris co-wrote Justin Timberlake's SexyBack.
He wears diamond earrings in both ears.
Chris is usually the first one to hug his fellow contestant that was voted off on American Idol.
Chris works out religiously, and even helped fellow contestant Chris Sligh lose some weight during their Idol run.
He helped produce an underground hip-hop album.
He's on haircut restriction because he suffers from razor rash.
He says he's his own worst critic.
He weighed 220 pounds before he lost the weight. Now he's down to 180.
He met Justin Timberlake in a recording studio.
His dog is his best friend.
He has played in local clubs, venues for the past 4-5 years before joining American Idol.
He is very self-conscious.
Chris has green eyes.
Chris speaks English and French.
He calls his grandma "big mamma" and he did his dedication week song for her.
His height is 6'1".
Chris is a supervisor at the restaurant hooters.
List of Songs Sung On American Idol:
February 20, 2007 - I Don't Wanna Be by Gavin DeGraw
February 27, 2007 - Geek In The Pink by Jason Mraz
March 6, 2007 - Tonight I Wanna Cry by Keith Urban
March 13, 2007 - The Boss by Diana Ross
March 20, 2007 - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying by Gerry & the Pacemakers
March 27, 2007 - Don't Speak by No Doubt
April 3, 2007 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Duke Ellington
April 10, 2007 - Smooth by Carlos Santana & Rob Thomas
April 17, 2007 - Mayberry by Rascal Flatts
April 24, 2007 - Change the World by Eric Clapton
May 1, 2007 - Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi
May 2, 2007 - Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi (Eliminated)
If Chris wins American Idol, he will first thank God.
The toughest obstacle he has faced is trying to get into the music industry.
His heroes in life are God and his family.
Chris has two lucky charms, two rubber bands on his right wrist.
Chris believes that American Idol can change his life.
Chris thinks people would be surprised to know that he is very self-conscious. He just hides it well.
Chris auditioned for American Idol in New York City.
Unlike most American Idol contestants, Chris does not have a favorite American Idol judge. He likes them all equally and thinks they are all amazing.
Chris sang Song For You in his audition.
Chris is often compared to singer Justin Timberlake
His number for auditioning on American Idol is 8963.
If Chris could not sing, he would like to be able to play an instrument.
The proudest moment in Chris' life is making it to the top 24 of American Idol, out of so much people.
Before performing, Chris breathes deep and goes to the men's room to warm up.
His American idols are his parents.
He thinks people will be surprised to know that he has Elvis Presley's album.
His life goal is to achieve things that he though was out of reach because of probabilities.
If he doesn't win American Idol, he will still continue to pursue a music career.
His other talents besides singing are playing the guitar, drums, piano, drawings, songwriter and poetry.
Chris has never had any formal singing training, yet he has made it this far into the competition.
Chris was already singing when he was very young.
His favorite female artists are early 90's Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.
His favorite male artists are Jason Mraz, JT, James Brown and Michael Jackson.
Chris: We always wonder who's going to go home- because we always think everybody's so great.
Chris: Being mentioned in the same sentence as Justin, it's cool. I just take the comparison as a compliment.
Chris: Really don't know what's fair and unfair in this competition. There's so much talent here and everywhere else, it's hard to choose everyone. But as for the people here, awesome choices.
(Asked on his definition of an Ameican idol)
Chris: An individual, someone who has their own portrayal of who they are and people recognize the separation.