Scott Savol becomes the eighth 'American Idol 4' finalist to be eliminated
By Reality TV World staff, 05/05/2005
In an elimination that many fans felt was long overdue, Fox's American Idol voted out the eighth of its twelve finalists during last night's results show, with Scott Savol, a 29-year-old from Shaker Heights, OH, being eliminated from the reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest audience votes.
Scott had entertained the audience by singing "On Broadway" and "Every Time You Go Away" during Tuesday's double-themed American Idol 4 performance show. Scott had also emerged as a controversial figure following the late March discovery of a domestic assault incident in his background, finishing among the show's bottom three vote-getters for three of the four weeks prior to his ouster.
Joining Scott in the week's bottom two vote-getters was Anthony Fedorov, a 19-year-old from Trevose, PA.
Next week will see another of Idol's finalists eliminated, with the four remaining contestants once again taking the stage during Tuesday's 8-9PM ET/PT performance show and later learning their fate during Wednesday's 9PM ET/PT live results show.
The four contestants still competing in Fox's American Idol 4 finals are:
• Anthony Fedorov, a 19-year-old from Trevose, PA (Auditioned in Cleveland) - Born in the Ukraine, Anthony Fedorov is in his third semester at Bucks County Community College near Trevose, PA, and is pursuing his singing career in New York City. On weekends, you can find Anthony performing in Brooklyn at Tatiana's. Anthony is a ballad singer who loves to be active and enjoys playing various sports.
• Bo Bice, a 29-year-old from Helena, AL (Auditioned in Orlando) - Bo Bice is a native of Alabama and currently lives in Birmingham, AL. He has performed in shows all across the USA, UK and Ireland after starting his career at the age of 9 in a local school competition. Bo has performed with many bands, which helped mold him into the singer he is today. He has opened for Blackfoot and Warrant, and has performed live and recorded with Jonny Neal of the Allman Brothers.
• Carrie Underwood, a 21-year-old from Checotah, OK (Auditioned in St. Louis) - Carrie Underwood, who was born and raised in Checotah, OK, has spent her entire life on a farm. Currently, Carrie is a senior at Northeastern State University, studying mass communications. Carrie is the youngest of three sisters and plays guitar and piano. She loves animals and rescues strays from the surrounding area.
• Vonzell Solomon, a 20-year-old from Ft. Meyers, FL (Auditioned in Orlando) - Vonzell was born in Baxley, GA, and moved to Fort Myers, FL, when she was a few months old. She went to Cypress Lake Center for the Arts high school and has recorded a CD. Vonzell has one sister and two brothers. Her dad is a martial arts instructor and Vonzell is a black belt in sembact martial arts (a combination of karate, jujitsu and tae kwon do).