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Nate Tao was a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol.


Nate auditioned in Oklahoma City. He sang "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder. All four judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Nate was shown in a montage of contestants who survived the first round of Hollywood Week. He was later shown in a group called "Young Love" with Zach Birnbaum, Elijah Liu and Cortez Shaw singing "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six. Everyone in the group advanced. After his untelevised final solo performance, he was eliminated along with Papa Peachez and Nicholas Mathis.


  • Nate has two deaf parents and is fluent in American Sign Language.