Vonzell Solomon Biography:
Vonzell Solomon was born on March 18, 1984 in Baxley, Georgia. When she was still a baby, her family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, where she eventually attended Cypress Lake Center for the Arts. Not only is Vonzell a trained Classical singer, she also has a black belt in sembact martial arts and is an avid softball player. Before she auditioned for season 4 of American Idol, Vonzell was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. She also performed with local bands and even tried out P-Diddy's Making the Band, from which she was rejected. Her parents are her own American Idols and she names Usher and Beyonce as two of her favorite artists.
Vonzell left her hometown in order to audition for season 4 of American Idol in Orlando, but like her fellow American Idol Finalist, Jessica Sierra
, it was not her first time to try out for the show. She first tried out for the show during its' second season, but was only met with a "no" from the judges. Her second try was more rewarding, as she not only made it to Hollywood, but also became one of the Top 12 Finalists. During the Finals, Vonzell acquired a rather large fan base by giving solid performances throughout the competition. Among the songs she performed are "When You Tell Me That You Love Me," "Treat Me Nice," "I'm Every Woman," "I Have Nothing," and "People." Although her talent brought her all the way to the Top 3 with Carrie Underwood
and Bo Bice
, the majority of the votes for the tenth week went to the latter two, and Vonzell became the tenth finalist to be eliminated from the show.
After the season Finale and the American Idol season 4 concert tour, Vonzell has gone on to record her own songs, one of which was for the album Breaking for the Holidays. The song is entitled "It's Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas." Her first album is called Baby V, and she is currently the CEO of her own record company, Melodic Records. Vonzell made a cameo appearance in the indie flick Still Green and has also become a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service.