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Encyclopedia > Anwar Robinson
Anwar Robinson
Background information
Birth name Anwar Farid Robinson
Born April 21, 1979 (age 27)
Origin Flag of United States West Orange, New Jersey
Occupation(s) Singer/Music Teacher
Instrument(s) Vocals, Piano
Years active 2004-present

Anwar Farid Robinson (born April 21, 1979) is an American singer/songwriter/musician who was the 7th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Map of West Orange Township in Essex County West Orange is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Robinson grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He first started to sing when he was eight and was accepted to the Newark Boys' Chorus School. He later trained as a tenor in classical technique in college for about four years under Dr. Scott J. McCoy. He graduated in 2001 from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. Some time later, Robinson, who is also an accomplished pianist, became a junior high school music teacher, settling in Elizabeth, New Jersey and West Orange, New Jersey. Robinson was also a member of a local group called The Perfect Combination. Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]    - City 67. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Westminster Choir College is a residential college of music located in the Princeton, New Jersey, United States. ... Rider University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Lawrenceville, in Mercer County, New Jersey. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... Pianist Claudio Arrau, Carnegie Hall, 1954. ... Map of Elizabeth in Union County Union County Court House Elizabeth is a City in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Map of West Orange Township in Essex County West Orange is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ...


In 2005, Robinson successfully auditioned for American Idol in Washington, DC. He proceeded to the Top 12, but was voted off on April 20th, after his performance of Earth Wind and Fire's "September" during 1970s dance music week. Only six contestants remained after Robinson's departure. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... Earth, Wind & Fire was a legendary American funk band, formed in Chicago in 1969. ... Template:A year The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


He went on to tour with the Top 10 contestants of Season Four and sang for over 500,000 people in over 40 cities in the United States and Canada.


Robinson has completed an album of cover songs entitled "The Truth (About Love)". A CD sampler is now available from his fan site [1]. Also, he is currently working on original material for his second album, "The Truth II", according to his MySpace [2].


American Idol performances

  • Top 24 - "Moon River"
  • Top 20 - "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye)
  • Top 16 - "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong)
  • Top 12 (Songs of the 1960s) - "House Is Not a Home" (1964)
  • Top 11 (Billboard #1 Hits) - "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan, 1983) (the song charted at #22 on the pop charts and #1 on the R&B charts)
  • Top 10 (Songs of the 1990s) - "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly, 1996) (Bottom 3)
  • Top 9 (Broadway musicals) - "If Ever I Would Leave You" (from the musical Camelot)
  • Top 8 (Songs from year of birth) - "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (Dionne Warwick,1979)
  • Top 7 (1970s dance music) - "September" (Earth, Wind and Fire, 1978) (Bottom 3; voted off)

1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The musical, Camelot, was written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and is loosely based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...

External links

  • American Idol:Contestants - Anwar Robinson
  • Anwar Robinson Fans
  • Anwar Robinson MySpace Page
  • Anwar Robinson Fan Site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Anwar Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
Anwar Farid Robinson (born April 21, 1979) is an American singer/songwriter/musician who was the 7th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol.
Robinson is openly gay and has been since high school.
Robinson has completed an album of cover songs and is currently working on original material.
AfterElton.com - Personal Ad Addresses Issue of Anwar Robinson's Sexual Orientation (352 words)
"Anwar Robinson, who performed a flawless rendition of 'A House is Not A Home' by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, is the favorite to win among nearly all internet sports betting firms," commented Thomas Jensen, Marketing Director for Sports911.com in a recent press release.
It also raises questions around why Robinson did not remove his profile once he was selected to be on the show, given the intense scrutiny he knew he was going to receive as a contestant on a show watched by over 20 million Americans each week.
Robinson did not address his sexual orientation in his official Fox bio, however, and contestants are not allowed to talk to the press until after they have been eliminated from the competition, so Robinson has not yet been given an opportunity to set the record straight himself.
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