Ejay Day Biography:
Eric James Day was born on September 13, 1981 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. While performing on stage when he was younger, Ejay’s pants buckle suddenly fell off, causing his pants to drop down during his presentation. The embarrassing incident did not discourage Ejay from pursuing his passion for music, and in 2001, he auditioned for the first season of American Idol. Ejay loves to sing, but if given the opportunity, he would also like to become a dancer. His favorite American Idol judges are Randy
and he likes listening to Annnie Lenox and Vanessa Carlton songs.
When he auditioned for season 1 of American Idol, the judges were impressed with him enough to give him the golden ticket to Hollywood, but was only chosen to come back to the semifinals to replace disqualified contestant Delano Cagnolati. For the semifinals, Ejay picked the song “My Girl,” and his performance earned him a spot on the Final 10. However, his victory was short-lived as he one of the first two to be voted off season 1, after his less than stellar rendition of “I’ll Be.”
Since then, Ejay has been working just outside of the limelight. He toured along with the rest of the season 1 finalists after the finale, and was asked to sing at several events hosted by legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. He was also a performer at the 2003 Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California. Ejay also tried his hand in songwriting, having co-written a song for actress and singer Raven-Symone’s album, Undeniable. In the summer of 2006, he started working as an entertainer for the cruise ship, Explorer of the Seas.