Birthday: April 13, 1978
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Audition City: Birmingham
American Idol Season 6 - 10th place
Chris Sligh Biography:
Chris Sligh lived in Germany with his family for a decade, but now resides in Greenville, South Carolina. Chris is 29-years old and both of his parents are missionaries. He auditioned in Birmingham for season 6 of American Idol
and he impressed the judges with his rendition of Seal's “Kiss From a Rose” and his good sense of humor. He started singing when he was in high school and toured with a band after studying at Bob Jones University. He came short of getting a degree in vocal performance. Unlike many other Idol Contestants, he doesn't do anything special before each performance; he just makes sure he visits the bathroom. He claims to be a “great kisser,” but can also cut it as a songwriter. He listens to Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, Freddie Mercury and Paul McCartney. Chris is happily married.
Chris Sligh was an early favorite of the judges on American Idol and was noted for his wit, personality and extensive knowledge of American Idol trivia, which he claimed to have learned while researching for hours at his job in South Carolina. He was eliminated from the competition on March 28, 2007, consequently becoming the 10th place singer in the sixth season.
Months after he got voted off the show, Chris Sligh announced that he had signed with Blanton Harrell Cook & Corzine, the management company that has handled Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith through their entire careers and now handles Bebo Norman, Aaron Shust and Point of Grace. He later ventured on a solo deal with Brash Music, an Atlanta-based independent label that is distributed through Warner Bros, in which he officially started working on his debut label album. In addition to pursuing his own music career, he is also serving as lead vocalist to the band Half Past Forever, which he rejoined after his American Idol stint.
American Idol Finals performances:
Week 1: Diana Ross - "Endless Love"
Week 2: British Invasion - "She's Not There" (The Zombies)
Week 3: Gwen Stefani - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (The Police)
(Photos courtesy of AmericanIdol.com)