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Quentin Alexander
Quentin Alexander
Name
Quentin Alexander
Season
Birth Name
Quentin Alexander
Born
December 11, 1994
Audition City
-
Place
6th


Quentin Alexander (born December 11, 1993) is an American singer from New Orleans, Louisiana who finished in 6th place on season 14 of American Idol.

BackgroundEdit

Born in New Orleans, Quentin grew up in the Ninth Ward, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He credits his childhood growing up in such a rough area with making him the person and the artist that he is. 

Before Idol, Quentin, a graduate of McDonogh 35 High School, was working as a manager at French Connection, a retail clothier for men.

Musical influencesEdit

Quentin cites Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix, Sia, and David Bowie as a few of his musical influences.

American IdolEdit

Alexander auditioned with "Royals" by Lorde and was given a golden ticket to Hollywood. He advanced through Hollywood and Showcase week unscathed and was given a spot in the Top 24. During the Top 24 he performed "I Put a Spell on You" by Jay Hawkin and performed "Master Blaster (Jammin')" by Stevie Wonder as he advanced into the Top 16. From his performances, he was voted into the Finals. During the Top 12, he performed a reprise of his audition song and advanced into the Top 11. During the Top 11, her performed Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and "You're the One That I Want" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. He escaped the double elimination and performed "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins for the Top 9 and performed "Dark Side" by Kelly Clarkson for Kelly Clarkson Week, which got him into the top 8. For Billboard Hits weeks, he took on "Latch" by Disclosure and Sam Smith. He made it to the top 7. Quentin then took on "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" by Lenny Kravitz and "Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkal for American Classics week. However, his performances were overshadowed by a confrontation with Harry Connick, Jr. where Quentin expressed his dismay over fellow contestants Rayvon Owen and Joey Cook being in the bottom 2, which he called "wack", while Connick took it as a criticism of the show. After the the performances and the confrontation with the judges, he was eliminated after fellow contestant Rayvon Owen received the Idol Fan Save for the fourth consecutive time. He finished in 6th place over all.

Performances

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Royals" Lorde N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella Not Aired - N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Runaway Baby" Bruno Mars N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo "Riptide" Vance Joy N/A Advanced
Showcase Week Personal Choice "Youth" Foxes N/A Advanced
Top 24 Contestant's Choice "I Put a Spell on You" Jay Hawkins 19 Advanced
Top 16 Motown "Master Blaster (Jammin')" Stevie Wonder 15 Advanced
Top 12 Back to the Start "Royals" Lorde 11 Safe
Top 11 (first week) Get the Party Started "Rolling in the Deep" Adele 10 Safe
Top 11 (second week) Songs from the Movies "You're the One That I Want" John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 7 Safe
Top 9 80s Night "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins 2 Safe
Top 8 Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side" Kelly Clarkson 5 Safe
Top 7 Billboard Top 100 Hits "Latch" Disclosure feat. Sam Smith 3 Safe
Top 6 American Classics "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz 5 Eliminated
"The Sound of Silence" Simon & Garfunkel 10

Post IdolEdit

Season 14
Finalists
Nick Fradiani ·Clark Beckham ·Jax ·Rayvon Owen ·Tyanna Jones ·Quentin Alexander ·Joey Cook ·Qaasim Middleton ·Daniel Seavey ·Adanna Duru ·Maddie Walker ·Sarina-Joi Crowe

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