Tamyra Gray was in the bottom 2 with Nikki McKibben when she was voted off American Idol.
Tamyra is featured in the book, Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul.
Tamyra was dropped from J Records in 2003 before she could release her debut album.
Tamyra's Broadway debut was in the Bollywood musical, Bombay Dreams.
Tamyra co-wrote the songs "You Thought Wrong" for Kelly Clarkson and "I Believe" for Fantasia.
Tamyra was a cheerleader and on the dance team in high school.
Tamyra has endorsed Coca Cola, H&M, and Old Navy.
Tamyra has 11 siblings and is the 3rd child of the 12 total.
Tamyra attended Georgia State University.
Tamyra sang in her gospel choir at her home church in GA and her nickname is Joy Bug.
Tamyra was a Miss Atlanta Teen USA pageant contestant.
Tamyra is a vegan.
Her performances on American Idol were:
"And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going"
"Touch Me in the Morning"
"A Fool in Love"
"If I Were Your Woman"
"Minnie the Moocher"
"A House is Not a Home"
"Feel the Fire"
In 2006 Tamrya married Sam from Color Me Badd.
Tamyra has appeared on many shows, including The Tyra Banks Show, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, Montel Williams, and Extra!.
Tamyra Gray has appeared on an eposide of "Tru calling."
Tamyra: You don't want to disappoint them, you don't want to disappoint yourself, and you don't want to disappoint the audience.
Tamyra: Watching Aida made me want to do Broadway.
Tamyra: Playing Mimi is a total dream come true.