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Encyclopedia > Kevin Covais
Kevin Covais
Born Kevin Patrick Covais
May 30, 1989 (1989-05-30) (age 18)
Levittown, New York, U.S.
Known for American Idol
Employer Coastal Entertainment Productions
Occupation Actor, rapper, singer
Height 5'8" (1.73 m)
Religion Roman Catholic
Website www.kevcovais.com

Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: /koˈveɪːz/[1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. He was the second finalist eliminated from the competition on March 22, 2006, making him the eleventh-place finalist. is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Welcome to Levittown Sign on Wantagh Ave. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Welcome to Levittown Sign on Wantagh Ave. ... “NY” redirects here. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Biography

Covais was born and raised in Levittown, New York, on Long Island. He is the son of John Covais, a retired sheriff, and Patty Covais, and the cousin of New York–based jazz vibraphonist/composer Chris Covais. He is the youngest of three.[2] He has two siblings, a sister and a brother. He is of Italian, Irish, French, and German descent. Covais was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age ten and receives insulin injections, like his fellow contestant, Elliott Yamin.[3] [4] [2] Welcome to Levittown Sign on Wantagh Ave. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... Diabetes mellitus type 1 (Type 1 diabetes, Type I diabetes, T1D, IDDM) is a form of diabetes mellitus. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ...


Covais started singing at the age of 10 and has taken voice lessons for four years.[5] Covais has stated that Brian McKnight and American Idol Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson are favorite singers of his.[5] In the future, he plans to pursue a career in singing, acting, or journalism.[5] Brian McKnight on the cover of his 2005 album Gemini Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York) is a Grammy nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and one of the prominent singers of his years, specializing in pop and R&B. He is a multi-instrumentalist and... The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. ... 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. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and more broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ...


Covais was a junior at Island Trees High School during his Idol run;[6] he graduated at the end of the 2006-07 school year. He is a former student of Island Trees Middle School. He is a member of the Drama Club and has played the lead in several school plays including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Godspell, and Guys and Dolls;[2] he is also a member of the Metropolitan Youth Chorale and the National Honor Society.[6] In the 2005-06 school year, he won the lead in the school's musical, Anything Goes but had to leave for American Idol.[2] Covais is a fan of Kanye West.[5] He also won some competitions outside of school, such as Eisenhower Park's Reach for the Stars in 2003.[2] He is also a fan of the New York Yankees, the New Jersey Nets, the New York Jets, and has followed many other teams. His neighbors were amazed to find out that the kid they played baseball with on the block was a star on Idol. (Covais played pitcher.) Eleventh grade (called Grade 11 in some regions, also known as junior year in the U.S.) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations. ... The Island Trees High School is a coeducational 9-12 high school located at 59 Straight Lane, Levittown, New York, 11756 on Long Island. ... Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play by Neil Simon. ... Godspell is a 1970 play by John-Michael Tebelak. ... Guys and Dolls Original Broadway Cast recording (1950) Guys And Dolls is a hit 1950 musical, with the music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser. ... Established in 1921, the National Honor Society (NHS) is recognition program for middle and high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. ... Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kÉ‘n. ... The park is centrally located in East Meadow, NY bordered by Hempstead Turnpike on the south and Old County Road on the north. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...


Covais auditioned in Boston, Massachusetts. On March 9, 2006, he made it into the top 12 of American Idol, which is the finalist round. Covais has sarcastically dubbed himself the show's "sex symbol," while fellow finalist Paris Bennett called him "Chicken Little" for his supposed resemblance to the character in the Disney movie. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ...


Following one performance, Abdul remarked that she wanted to pinch Covais' cheeks; Seacrest sent him over to where the female contestants were sitting so they could do so.


Covais generated controversy when he made it to the top 12 over Gedeon McKinney, finishing second from last. The week after, Covais outlasted Melissa McGhee to make it to the top eleven. Gedeon McKinney, 17, American Idol (Season 5) Gedeon McKinney (born October 1,1989) was a semi-finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ...


Covais was eliminated on March 22, 2006. He was in the bottom three with Bucky Covington and Lisa Tucker. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American Country Music Singer. ... Lisa Tucker Lisa Gabrielle Tucker (born June 13, 1989 in Newport Beach, California) is an American singer, musical theater actress, and was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ...


Covais also befriended Ace Young, Chris Daughtry, Katharine McPhee, Lisa Tucker, Paris Bennett, Elliott Yamin and Bucky Covington. Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... This article is about the musician. ... This article is about the singer. ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ...


American Idol performances

Semifinals
Finals
Season finale

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After Idol

Covais continued to pursue his singing career after his stint on Idol. He made a number of media appearances soon after he left the show, including Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 24, 2006, Live with Regis and Kelly on March 29 and July 4, The Today Show on March 30, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 4. Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Live with Regis and Kelly is a syndicated American television talk show, hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, is a syndicated television talk show hosted by actress/comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and distributed by Warner Brothers Television. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Covais also intends to return to television, telling TV Guide's Shawna Malcolm, "You'll see me on TV again. If Disney comes calling...."[7] In December 2006, he performed at a Disney World holiday concert. TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of the year and will begin in 2 day(s). ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of Magic Kingdom The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot The Sorcerers Hat is the symbol of Disney-MGM Studios The Tree of Life is the symbol of Disneys Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort, often referred to as simply...


In the meantime, Covais raps on one track of good friend and fellow Idol finalist Paris Bennett's debut CD, Princess P.[8] He also recorded "When I Fall in Love" for the compilation CD American Idol Season 5: Encores, which features a song from each of the 12 finalists. For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Princess P is the debut album by American Idol contestant, Paris Bennett. ... The American Idol compilation series are annual television soundtracks for the television show American Idol. ...


Covais also has a co-starring role—alongside Drake Bell—in the 2008 comedy film College as a character named Morris. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy 3, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4, Hellboy 2: The Golden... College is a 2008 comedy film written by Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison and directed by Deb Hagan. ...


After the Idol season, Covais made rounds on the talk-show circuit, appearing on Today, Ellen[9], and several other programs. He returned to New York on March 30. Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi presented him with a key to the city, and declared that day "Kevin Covais Day."[10] For other uses, see Today. ... The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, is a syndicated television talk show hosted by actress/comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and distributed by Warner Brothers Television. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nassau County is a suburban city county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Thomas Suozzi Thomas R. Suozzi (born 1962) is a Democratic candidate for Governor of New York. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


He has not been signed to a recording contract, but remains optimistic: "Who knows, maybe something big will happen." [10]


Covais is working with the American Diabetes Association to educate young people about diabetes.[4] He has retained marketing agent David Arluck of Arluck Promotions in late 2006 to handle his diabetes-related marketing and public relations activities. Arluck has also represented other celebrities with Type-1 diabetes including Gary Hall, Jr., Chris Dudley, Doug Burns, and Jay Hewitt. The American Diabetes Association, or the ADA, is an American health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. ... For his father, also an Olympian, see Gary Hall Sr. ... For the keyboardist for Underoath, see Christopher Dudley Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. ...


In the months following his Idol ouster, Covais received a perfect score, 100 points, in the New York State School Music Association's (NYSSMA) annual All State Choral tryout. Immediately following his tryout, the NYSSMA judge asked him to call the judge's children at his home.[citation needed]


A cartoon version of Covais has appeared in the manga webcomic Sorethumbs, due to his striking resemblance to one of the main characters (Fairbanks). [11] Webcomics, also known as online comics and internet comics, are comics that are available to read on the Internet. ...


Covais made a guest appearance at Nassau County's Italian American Night at the Lakeside Theatre on June 26, 2006, in Eisenhower Park.[12] Nassau County is a suburban city county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The park is centrally located in East Meadow, NY bordered by Hempstead Turnpike on the south and Old County Road on the north. ...


Films

Film Year Notes
College 2008 Plays Morris.

College is a 2008 comedy film written by Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison and directed by Deb Hagan. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy 3, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4, Hellboy 2: The Golden...

References

  1. ^ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Say How? A Pronunciation Guide to Names of Public Figures
  2. ^ a b c d e Tania Padgett. Local fans are singing Kevin's praises. newsday.com. Retrieved on 2006-03-22.
  3. ^ Cindy Kimura. Two American Idol contestants are Diabetic. BellaOnline.com.
  4. ^ a b Jaime L. Tomeo. Levittown's American Idol Receives Warm Welcome Home. Levittown Tribune. Retrieved on 2006-04-07.
  5. ^ a b c d Kevin Covais' American Idol Profile. AmericanIdol.com.
  6. ^ a b Jaime L. Tomeo. Levittown Teen Appears on American Idol. Levittown Tribune. Retrieved on 2006-02-24.
  7. ^ Shawna Malcolm, "Idol Chat," TV Guide, April 3-9, 2006, p. 10.
  8. ^ Christopher Rocchio, Kevin Covais to turn rapper on Paris Bennett's debut album, Reality TV World, January 19, 2007.
  9. ^ The Ellen Degeneres Show: John Goodman/Tim McGraw/Kevin Covais. TV.com.
  10. ^ a b 'Idol' contestant happy to be back home. USA Today. Retrieved on 2006-03-30.
  11. ^ SoreThumbsOnline.com
  12. ^ Michael Amante Performs During Italian American Night at Lakeside Theatre on June 26. NassauCountyNY.gov.

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