Chris Sligh was eliminated from American Idol season 6 on March 28, 2007 (10th place.)
His real name is Charles, Chris is his middle name.
Chris Sligh spent ten years with his family in Wiesbaden, Germany and speaks German as well as English.
Chris prefers Stars Wars over Star Trek.
His favorite color his blue.
Chris is 6'1" tall, and his gorgeous wife, Sarah, is 5'2".
Chris was in a band called "The Exciting Mr Brown" before his current band "Half Past Forever."
List of Songs Sung On American Idol:
February 20, 2007 - Typical by Mute Math
February 27, 2007 - Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
March 6, 2007 - Wanna Be Loved by D.C. Talk
March 13, 2007 - Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
March 20, 2007 - She's Not There by The Zombies
March 27, 2007 - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police
March 28, 2007 - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police (Eliminated)
His number for auditioning on American Idol is 24994.
Chris tried out for American Idol twice in Orlando in 2005 and in Chicago last year. Got cut in the very first round both times
Chris Sligh is a fan of past "Idol" contestants such as Chris Daughtry, Taylor Hicks and Bo Bice, and he has a lot of respect for what Kelly Clarkson has achieved with her album Breakaway.
If Chris couldn't sing he would like to become a actor.
Chris is also a songwriter.
Chris's friends would be surprised know that he owns Backstreet boys's album Black and Blue.
Chris auditioned in Birmingham. He sang Kiss From A Rose by Seal.
His favorite male pop artists include Freddie Mercury, Ben Folds, Adam Duritz, Paul McCartney, Paul Meany, Jon Forman, Blake Lewis, Rudy Cardenas
His heros in life are Jesus, his dad, Adam Duritz and Jon Forman
He claims to be a strategist in song choice, as well as singing.
His personal goal in life is to own a record label and produce # 1 records.
If he doesn't win American Idol Chris will travel with his band.
Chris is the lead singer of the band Half Past Forever.
His proudest moment so far is his wedding day
His toughest obstacle in life was not listening to music growing up.
If he won American Idol he would thank his wife first.
His favorite female artists are Sheryl Crow, Imogen Heap, Fiona Apple, Gina Glocksen.
Chris's favorite American Idol judge is Simon.
Chris first started singing in high school.
Chris auditioned because he wanted to make David Hasselhoff cry, like he did in season 5 for Taylor. he is also a popular contestant and is very humorous.
Chris (on what he'd change about "American Idol"): I wish they would let songwriters sing their songs. I wish they'd let people play instruments. And the third thing is I wish that those who enjoy blogging would be able to blog about the experience. I mean, there are secret parts about the show that they don't want to get out, but I think it would be an interesting read. We work seven days a week, 10 to 15 hours a day. Not all of that is stuff that America doesn't need to know about.
Chris (about votefortheworst.com helping Sanjaya): I think people underestimate Sanjaya. He's 17 years old. When I was 17, I don't think I knew how to sing in a live situation. I have a lot of respect for him, and I do not envy his position at all.
Chris (if he referred to the founder of votefortheworst.com when he said, "Hi Dave."): I don't know if I should answer that question. (Laughs)
Chris (on if he thought his jokes worked against him): It's funny because I love the show, but at the same time there are some cheesy aspects I poked fun at. And there are people who love the show so much that anything you say bad about the show or Simon -- as I did, for instance -- they will literally write you hate mail. I had a blog and I would get hate mail for weeks after my comment to Simon. People said they hoped I would die because I told Simon I didn't sound like The Teletubbies. It kind of freaked me out. I hope that people would realize that me joking around about the show is very tongue-in-cheek.
Chris (on why he left Bob Jones University before graduating): I didn't leave Bob Jones through a choice of my own. I actually got kicked out for going to a Christian contemporary concert. It was a band called For Him. So they kicked me out. It was actually good because I had been figuring out how to leave. My parents had given me the option to go to two colleges, and I chose the less crazy one believe it or not. I was 18 and didn't have the money to pay for college, so I chose what I could. No disrespect to Bob Jones, but again, it's just not the sect of Christianity I want to be associated with.
Chris (on Bob Jones University criticizing his musical direction): I specifically kept my comments about Bob Jones to myself just for personal reasons. I don't want to throw them under the bus, and I respect what they do. It's just that their sect of Christianity is not what I want to be associated with.
Chris (on what he thought about the critics he got from the judges): All six songs were risks in one way or another, and I feel like that was ignored. And really, the judges never commented on my voice, and that was frustrating for me. At least say, "You have great vocals but I didn't like the arrangement." But it was never that.
Chris (on what he meant when he told Phil, "you owe me 50 bucks"): I knew that I was going home. I had this feeling in my heart that I was going home. Pretty much nobody gets away from being trashed like I was unscathed. I told Phil I was going home. And he was like, "No way! There's no way you're going home before me." So I bet him $50, and he took me up on it and I won.
Chris (on what he thought about being an early favorite, but lost momentum): You know what I think it was? I never came into this wanting to win it. I come from an indie/alternative rock kind of background. For me, I think winning would hurt what I was really going for. I think what solidified it in my mind was when I was universally trashed for my arrangement of 'Endless Love.' I kind of thought it wasn't the competition for me. Actually, I almost dropped out that week. I went to the guy from 19 [Entertainment] and said, "If I drop out, can I still go on tour?" And they were like, "No, you have to get voted out." So I was like, "Well, we'll see what happens." This week, I really thought it was a good song for my voice and I gave it my best.
Chris (if he thought he was going to have a problem with rhythm during rehearsals): I sang with Gwen on Saturday, and I had just picked that song out Friday afternoon after changing my song. I was originally going to do 'Give a Little Bit' covered by The Goo Goo Dolls. But I really wanted to challenge myself a little bit more. By the time I got to rehearsals on Monday, I had started to get the rhythm down a little bit. But I actually went back and listened to my performance about 10 or 15 times. It wasn't a great performance, but it wasn't as bad as the judges made it seem. As soon as they gave me the spanking that they did, I kind of knew I was going home.
Chris: At least, if you look at the songs I did, I took a lot of chances. That was the way I wanted to go out.
Chris:I didn't really start singing until I was in college. I had been in quartets, very low harmonies. I had never really thought of myself as a lead singer. I always thought of myself more as a songwriter than as a singer. My freshman year of college, I was walking down my hallway and someone heard me humming and they asked me to be in their group and I ended up being the lead singer.
Chris: My parents were missionaries my whole life. When I was 7, we went over to Germany and I was there until I was 17 and came back to Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from high school.
Chris: My goal is to be able to make music, whether it's producing or working at a record label, writing hit songs for other artists.
(hearding that his nickname from his fan base is called the Fro Patro)
Chris: It's definitely an homage to Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol. Taylor and I both have very distinctive hairstyles, mine happens to be a 'fro. Some of my friends said "You should call your fans the Fro Patro.
Chris: Let's be honest. A chubby white guy with a 'fro, who's 28 years old, is not going to have Bob Dylan's career.
Chris: In May 2005, I shaved my head. I thought, "I'm going to let it grow and see what happens." So, I haven't had a haircut since May 2005.
Chris: I want to be successful enough that I don't have to work a real job again. It's great to see a guy like Daughtry with so much success. The management and the record company have allowed him to do what he really wanted to do, and he's making music that he is passionate about.
(Trying out for American Idol)
Chris: I actually wasn't going to try out this year. I had gone through a rough spot with the music and thought maybe music wasn't for me. And then some good stuff started to happen and I got into a new band. I had a friend who said, This is your last year to try out, since you are 28.
Chris: You know I'm more in the rock genre but I'm also classically trained. I've done a couple of operas at Bob Jones. I have done some Broadway stuff. I think that one of the things I bring to the competition is I can vocally do Broadway, country, just about anything. But rock is definitely more my style.
Chris: America wants to fall in love with a personality and a person. Last year, Taylor Hicks won because he's a loveable character. I would say Chris Daughtry is a better singer. But Taylor is great at being this person that people fall in love with.