Remember 'American Idol' season 10 contestant Stefano Langone? He suffered injuries in a car accident in which he was hit by a drunk driver, but that didn't stop him from pursuing his dreams. One of his performances reduced Jennifer Lopez to tears, thanks to his big, emotional voice. Now, he is the latest addition to the Hollywood Records roster. We knew we'd hear from Langone again even though he didn't make it to the final two or win his season of 'Idol.'
Wild card Stefano Langone chose to perform Ne-Yo's R&B hit 'Closer' last night, but unfortunately, Langone's stint on 'American Idol' has come to a close. The singer, who showed flashes of vocal brilliance along with some Broadway-style touches, was voted off the show on this evening's elimination episode.
For his song from the 21st century on 'American Idol' tonight, Stefano Langone chose to tackle the 2008 Ne-Yo track 'Closer.' Before his performance, the other contestants spoke about his "ladies man" reputation, and the sexy and uptempo R&B song really showed off what Jennifer Lopez calls his "swag."
No one doubts Stefano Langone's ability to hit the biggest notes and tonight on 'American Idol,' Langone took on Percy Sledge's lovelorn classic, 'When a Man Loves a Woman,' and he slayed it. While the judges have expressed concern about his tendency to sound a little too "Broadway," Langone slayed something else tonight: any misconceptions that he isn't a front-runner for the title of next 'American Idol.'