Stefano Langone (born February 27, 1989) is an American pop-soul-R&B singer from Kent, Washington. Langone placed seventh on the tenth season of American Idol.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Langone was born to Carrie and Ernie Langone in Bellevue, Washington.He is half Spanish and half Italian. His father works as a career advisor at The Art Institute of Seattle and is also a singer and musician. Langone has been singing and playing the piano since childhood. He attended Emerald Park Elementary School, Meridian Junior High, and Kentwood High School, as well as Bellevue College.He performed with Bellevue College's 'Celebration!' vocal jazz ensemble while he was a student there.
On May 28, 2009, he was involved in a near-fatal accident after being hit by a drunk driver. The accident resulted in two broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and other serious injuries. In addition, Langone had to re-learn how to walk and has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.
It has also been reported that Langone was once arrested on suspicion of DUI a year after the accident. He was later only charged with a lesser crime of first-degree negligent driving for which he pleaded guilty.
American Idol[edit | edit source]
Langone auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in San Francisco, California. He advanced to the Top 13 through a wild card selection by Jennifer Lopez. Langone's smooth, R&B-flavored vocals and slick style proved to be a hit with fans, but he was frequently accused by many for not emotionally connecting with the songs he would sing.
Langone was eliminated on April 21, 2011, finishing in 7th place.
Performances and Results[edit | edit source]
|Audition||Theme||Song Choice||Original Artist||Order#||Results|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"||The Miracles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||First Solo||-||-||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Just the Way You Are"||Bruno Mars||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"Sir Duke"||Stevie Wonder||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles
|"Get Back"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"Come Home"||Stefano Langone||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (Men)||Personal Choice||"Just the Way You Are"||Bruno Mars||9||Wild Card|
|Wild Card||Personal Choice||"I Need You Now"||Smokie Norful||2||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"Lately"||Stevie Wonder||10||Safe|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"If You Don't Know Me by Now"||Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes||6||Safe|
|Top 11||Motown||"Hello"||Lionel Richie||5||Bottom 3|
|Top 11||Elton John||"Tiny Dancer"||Elton John||5||Safe|
|Top 9||Rock & Roll Hall of Fame||"When a Man Loves a Woman"||Percy Sledge||8||Bottom 3|
|Top 8||Songs from the movies||"End of the Road" — Boomerang||Boyz II Men||3||Bottom 3|
|Top 7||Songs from the 21st Century||"Closer"||Ne-Yo||6||Eliminated|
Post-Idol[edit | edit source]
Following his elimination, Langone appeared on several talk shows. He appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly on April 25, 2011, as well as The Today Show on April 26, 2011. In addition, Langone appeared on The Rachael Ray Show along with Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano on May 25, 2011.
Langone toured with the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which began in West Valley City, Utah on July 6, 2011 and ended in Manila, Philippines on September 20, 2011.
Langone was signed to Hollywood Records. His first single, "I'm On a Roll", was released on April 24, 2012. He performed the song on Idol on April 26, 2012. He later returned to the show on April 25, 2013 to perform his latest single "Yes to Love". Langone's debut album is set for release sometime in May 2013.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- What I Am (2013)
|Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones|
|Jovany Barreto · Kendra Chantelle · Robbie Rosen · Jordan Dorsey · Clint Jun Gamboa · Tim Halperin · Brett Loewenstern · Lauren Turner · Ta-Tynisa Wilson · Rachel Zevita · Julie Zorrilla|