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.
The proudest moment in his life was his wedding day.
If he couldn't sing, he would like to be a cliff diver.
He doesn't believe in luck.
His goals in life are to win American Idol and to start a family with his wife.
He thinks his friends would be surprised to know that he owns Tracy Chapman's album.
Before performing, he always applies chapstick on his lips.
When he was in 8th grade, his friends put a dead hamster in his pants while he was asleep.
He also auditioned for American Idol Season 6 in Miami but didn't make it past the auditions.
His fans call themselves the "Skywalkers."
His American Idol audition number was 34763.
Before joining American Idol, he was part of a capella group called Chapter 6.
He has never had any formal singing training.
His musical influences are James Taylor, Take 6, Chapter 6, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Keane, Billy Joel and Bee Gees.
His hobbies are weightlifting and motorcycle riding.
Luke auditioned for American Idol in Omaha, Nebraska.
Luke started to sing as a freshman in high school.
Quote: "Don't fight. But if you have to... hit first and hit hard."
Male Pop Artists: James Taylor, Keane, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, and Four Horseman.
Female Pop Artists: Eva Cassidy, Tracy Chapman, and Kelly Clarkson.
American Idol Judge: Paula Abdul because she is prettier than Randy and Simon.
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.
Luke (on if he thought he made the wrong song choices on "American Idol"): I'm pretty satisfied with the '60s, '70s and '80s song choices that I picked. I did a lot of research on those songs and tried to pick the songs that would fit my strength of my style of voice the best and I still think that I did that.
Luke: The only word that I could come up with when I found out that I was in the top 24 was surreal. It didn't seem like it was happening. It was kinda' like an out of body experience. It felt honestly like I was watching it on TV happening. Like a real high-definition plasma, excellent television.