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Harold Elwin "Bo" Bice, Jr. (born November 1st, 1975) was a contestant on Season 4 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Bo's audition was not originally televised, but was shown during the Top 4 Results Show. He auditioned in Orlando and sang "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Bo was shown in the first part of Hollywood Round, singing "The Letter" by The Box Tops and he was shown in the same group of ten as Constantine Maroulis and Aaron Kelly. Afterwards, the judges told him he did well enough to advance. After his final solo performance in front of the judges, it was revealed afterwards that she did enough to advance along with Anthony Fedorov, Jaclyn Crum, Tammy Wynette Nash, Scott Savol, John Zisa, Mikalah Gordon, Lindsey Cardinale and Jessica Sierra. During the judges' final deliberation, it was revealed that he did enough to land a spot in the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Bo sang "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 20[]

Bo sang "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers Band. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 16[]

Bo sang "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain. He received enough votes to make the Top 12.

Top 12[]

Bo sang "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Bo sang "Time in a Bottle" by David Bowie. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Bo sang "Remedy" by The Black Crowes. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Bo sang "Corner of the Sky" by John Rubinstein from Pippin. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Bo sang "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was placed in the Bottom 2 that week.

Top 7[]

Bo sang "Vehicle" by The Ides of March. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6[]

Bo sang "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 5[]

Bo sang "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King and "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 4[]

Bo sang "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" by Travis Tritt and "For the Love of Money" by The O'Jays. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

Bo sang "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John, "In a Dream" by Badlands and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones (as chosen by Paula Abdul). He received enough votes to advance to the Finale.

Season 4 Finale[]

Bo sang "Long, Long Road" by Appleton, "Vehicle" by The Ides of March and "Inside Your Heaven". He received fewer votes than Carrie Underwood, making him the runner-up.

Trivia[]

  • Bo's performance of "In a Dream" was the first time during an American Idol live show that a contestant sang completely without band accompaniment.
Season 4
Finalists
Carrie Underwood  · Bo Bice  · Vonzell Solomon  · Anthony Fedorov  · Scott Savol  · Constantine Maroulis  · Anwar Robinson  · Nadia Turner  · Nikko Smith  · Jessica Sierra  · Mikalah Gordon  · Lindsey Cardinale
Semifinalists
Mario Vazquez  · Amanda Avila  · Janay Castine  · Travis Tucker  · Joseph Murena  · David Brown  · Aloha Mischeaux  · Celena Rae  · Judd Harris  · Sarah Mather  · Jared Yates  · Melinda Lira
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