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Osborne Earl "Nikko" Smith Jr. (born April 28th, 1982) was a contestant on Season 4 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Nikko auditioned in St. Louis as Osborne Smith. He sang "All I Do" by Stevie Wonder. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

His stay in Hollywood wasn't televised much, but during the judges' final deliberation, it was revealed that he did enough to make the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Nikko sang "Part-Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 20[]

Nikko sang "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 16[]

Nikko sang "Georgia on My Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael. He was initially eliminated, but after Mario Vazquez withdrew, he was brought back, making him a Top 12 finalist.

Top 12[]

Nikko sang "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

Nikko sang "Incomplete" by Sisqo. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

Nikko sang "Can We Talk" by Tevin Campbell. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Nikko sang "One Hand, One Heart" by Larry Kert and Carol Lawrence from West Side Story. He received the lowest number of votes that week, eliminating him from the competition.

Trivia[]

  • He is the son of former MLB player Ozzie Smith.
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 ·Mario Vazquez
Semifinalists
 ·Amanda Avila ·Janay Castine ·Travis Tucker ·David Brown ·Aloha Mischeaux ·Joseph Murena ·Celena Rae ·Judd Harris ·Melinda Lira ·Sarah Mather ·Jared Yates
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