Rudy met his wife when they were both doing gigs together in Denver. His wife is a musician.
Rudy Cardenas was eliminated from American Idol season 6 on February 22, 2007 (21st/22nd/23rd/24th place.)
List of Songs Sung On American Idol:
February 20, 2007 - Free Ride by The Edgar Winter Group
February 22, 2007 - Free Ride by The Edgar Winter Group (Elimated)
If he won American Idol, he would have first thanked his wife and family.
The toughest obstacles in Rudy's life are stereotypes and racism.
His heroes in life are his parents.
Rudy has a lucky charm.
Rudy thinks people would be surprised to know that he is afraid of heights and hates cauliflowers.
Rudy's favorite judge is Randy because Randy is an incredible bass player.
Rudy's definition of an American Idol is someone who is true to themselves.
If Rudy couldn't sing, he would want to play quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
The proudest moment in Rudy's life was when his wife said, "yes" when he asked her to marry him.
His number for auditioning for American Idol is 59575.
Before performing, Rudy thinks about his wife and breathes deep to warm up.
Rudy's American idols are Chris Sligh, Blake Lewis, and Michael Bolton.
He thinks his friends would be surprised to know that he has Michael Bolton's CD.
His life goals are to unconditionally love his wife, family, friends and himself and, to put out real inspired and smart music.
According to Rudy, before he was eliminated from American Idol, if he did not win, he will continue to pursue a misc career with his group.
Besides singing, Rudy is also talented in playing the sax and the piano, Texas Hold 'Em, golf, basketball, tennis and football.
Rudy has had formal singing training.
Rudy started singing when he was 3 years, 2 months and 16 days old.
His favorite female artists are Gloria Estefen, Mariah Carey, Sade and Ella Fitzgerald.
His favorite male artists are Freddie Mercury, Marc Anthony, Eric Benet, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Rascall Flats and Steve Perry.