Scott Thomas Savol (born April 30, 1976) is an American singer and was the 5th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he records music. Savol has a son named Brandon. He has been married to Rochelle since June 6, 2006.

American Idol[edit | edit source]

Savol made it into the final five on Idol and then became the eighth contestant to be voted off the show, on May 4, after singing George Benson's version of "On Broadway" and Brian McKnight's "Everytime You Go Away" during a dual-themed week of songs written by Leiber and Stoller and songs presently on the Billboard charts. During his run on the show, Savol was affectionately dubbed "Scotty the Body" by Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

The fact that Savol outlasted many singers who were often considered superior to him (such as Nikko Smith, Nadia Turner, and Anwar Robinson) led many commentators to speculate that a portion of Savol's "fan base" actually consisted of people who were attempting to destroy the credibility of American Idol by voting for someone they considered the worst finalist. Other people suggested Savol was supported by Christian voters because Savol frequently thanked God after his performances, or by voters who saw him as an underdog or "regular Joe" due to his lack of stereotypical pop star looks. Often, he would draw comparisons to actors Mark Addy and Kevin James.

After American Idol[edit | edit source]

Savol recently finished a brief stint at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas, as the Cowardly Lion, in Todrick Hall's retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Oz, the Musical sold out both nights. He starred alongside Season Two alumni Rickey Smith as the Tinman, Season 4 alumna Mikalah Gordon as Dorothy, and Vonzell Solomon as Glinda/Aunt Em. He has an upcoming song titled "Don't Rush", produced by Washington, DC based production team The BeatMoguls, that is hitting the airwaves.

In June 2008 Savol starred as one of the headliners for a live music show in Branson, MO, named "America's Favorite Finalists". The show featured 6 top 12 American Idol Finalists performing their own music, cover songs and group numbers. The show ran at the Grand Palace and was produced by Steve Drummond, America's Favorite Finanlists.

Season 4
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  · 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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