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    • Kevin attended Island Trees High School and graduated in 2007.

    • Kevin retained marketing agent David Arluck in late 2006 to manage his diabetes related marketing and public relations activities. David Arluck has also represented other celebrities with Type-1 diabetes including Gary Hall, Jr., Chris Dudley, Doug Burns, and Jay Hewitt.

    • Kevin made a guest appearance at Nassau County's Italian American Night at the Lakeside Theatre on June 26, 2006 at the Eisenhower Park.

    • An animated version of Kevin appeared on the manga webcomic, "Sorethumbs."

    • After his run on American Idol Kevin received a perfect score of 100 points, in the New York State School Music Association's (NYSSMA) annual All State Choral tryout.

    • Kevin works with the American Diabetes Association or ADA to educate young people about diabetes.

    • Kevin recorded When I Fall in Love for the CD, American Idol Season 5: Encores.

    • Right after Kevin was eliminated from American Idol, he was invited to Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 24, 2006, Live with Regis and Kelly on March 29 and July 4, The Today Show on March 30, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 4.

    • Kevin befriended fellow American Idol contestants, Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin and Bucky Covington.

    • Kevin is a fan of the New York Jets, the New Jersey Nets, and the New York Yankees.

    • Kevin won the Eisenhower Park's Reach for the Stars in 2003.

    • In Kevin's junior year, he won lead role in a school play, Anything Goes, but had to give up the role for American Idol.

    • Kevin is a member of the Metropolitan Youth Chorale and the National Honor Society.

    • Kevin said he would want to pursue a career in singing, acting or journalism.

    • Kevin has Italian, Irish, French, and German descent.

    • Ryan Seacrest compared him to Chicken Little on American Idol.

    • Thomas Suozzi, the executive of Nassau County, presented Kevin with a key to the city on March 30. Suozzi also said that March 30 would then be known as "Kevin Covais Day."

    • Kevin's parents are John, who is a retired sheriff, and Patty Covais. He is the youngest of three.

    • Kevin first started to sing in his fifth grade's chorus group.

    • At his high school, Kevin has had the lead role in several of the school plays, including "Guys and Dolls," "Godspell," and "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

    • List of Songs Sung on American Idol
      February 22, 2006 - One Last Cry by Brian McKnight
      March 1, 2006 - I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
      March 8, 2006 - Vincent by Don McLean
      March 14, 2006 - Part Time Lover by Stevie Wonder
      March 21, 2006 - When I Fall in Love by Doris Day
      March 22, 2006 - When I Fall in Love by Doris Day (Eliminated)

    • Covais is the youngest male to make it to the final 12 on American Idol.

    • One of Kevin's favorite styles of music is rap.

    • Favorites:
      Male Artist: Brian McKnight
      Female Artist: Kelly Clarkson
      Performer: Kanye West
      American Idol Judge: Simon Cowell.

    • Covais said that the hardest obstacle for him to overcome was having diabetes.

    • Covais said that his American Idol was his father.

    • Covais was the first American Idol contestant to be called a "sex symbol."

    • Kevin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age ten and has an insulin pump, like his fellow contestant, Elliott Yamin.

    • Kevin's hieght is 5'8

    • Kevin Covais' nickname is Chicken Little.

  • Quotes

    • Kevin: (on his first movie would mean that he's down with music) Music is in my heart, and it's something I want to do down the line. I'm a young kid and have a lot to learn musically.

    • Kevin: (on his first movie College) People might run down the cast and think, 'Possible Disney flick? PG?' That goes without a doubt, it gets pretty crazy, I'll tell you that much.

    • Kevin: (on not being signed to a recording contract) Who knows, maybe something big will happen.

    • Kevin: (to Shawna Malcolm) You'll see me on TV again. If Disney comes calling...

    • Kevin: (on winning American Idol) If I win, I'll buy a car, maybe a Mercedes-Benz. I am not a car fanatic, but I want something nice.

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