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Mikalah Analise Gordon (born January 14, 1988) is an American singer and eleventh-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. She was the second finalist eliminated on March 25, 2005. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Biography

Gordon was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same city as her American Idol audition. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her father is an Italian-Jewish American and her mother is Italian American. Before Idol, she was with the Helen Joy Young Entertainers, sang at the White House, and worked at an oxygen bar. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Oxygen bar in a nightclub The oxygen bar is a trend that started in the late 1990s in Japan, and quickly spread east to California and Las Vegas. ...


Mikalah went to St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic School from 3rd to 8th grade.


During her formative years Gordon regularly performed on stage with her father, jazz musician Rocky Gordon, who mentored his daughter, attempting to improve her versatility.


Gordon was eliminated during "Billboard #1 Hits" week, on the March 24 show. This was also the week when the show mixed up the voting numbers for three of the Top 11 contestants, Anwar Robinson, Jessica Sierra and Gordon herself. Her last song on the show was a rendition of "Love Will Lead You Back" by Taylor Dayne. She came back as a host for the pre-show on the series finale of American Idol Season 4 and also sang during the finale in the beginning medley of The Beach Boys songs and later sang in the program with another Idol finalist Lindsey Cardinale and singer Babyface. March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Jessica Ann Sierra (born November 11, 1985 in Tampa Florida) is an American singer and was the tenth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. ... Taylor Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman, March 7, 1962, in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York) is an American pop vocalist, dance artist and actress. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lindsey Michelle Cardinale (born February 5, 1985 in Hammond, Louisiana), is an American country singer and university student who was the twelfth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ...


Gordon is often compared to actress Fran Drescher, and Bette Midler. She signed a development deal with Warner Bros.. Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress, and comedian, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Warner Bros. ...


Gordon landed a guest-starring role on Fran Drescher's new sitcom, Living with Fran. She played Fran's cousin Brianna, a Broadway singer. Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress. ... Living With Fran was an American sitcom that debuted on The WB network in April 2005. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ...


Following an appearance on the February 24, 2006 episode of The Tyra Banks Show, Tyra Banks hired her as a Tyra Show correspondent. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Tyra Banks Show is an American daytime talk show hosted by former supermodel and Americas Next Top Model creator Tyra Banks. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Mikalah is also the Co-Host of American Idol Extra, which gives a behind the scenes look at American Idol after the taping each week. American Idol Extra is a television show that is shown on the Fox Reality channel and billed as the show that picks up right where American Idol leaves off. The program features the first full-length interview with the most recent eliminated contestant and various behind-the-scenes material. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Mikalah is currently in the early stages of producing an album.


Mikalah recently affirmed that she is in fact a virgin, denying rumors that had spread across the internet about her sexuality. She also released a letter to a blogger stating that much of her experience with American Idol had been under a cloud of severe depression. The letter is posted on her website. Mikalah has stated that she hopes to be an inspiration to young people who deal with depression and life issues.


On August 23, 2006, Mikalah was assaulted in Las Vegas during a robbery at gunpoint at 3:30 a.m near Nellis Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Her mother, Victoria Cavaricci, said "Police said she's so lucky she's alive." August 23 is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ...


Mikalah appeared on NBC's Identity on April 6, 2007. She posed as an "American Idol Finalist." NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Identity was a game show hosted by Penn Jillette and produced by Reveille where contestants can win money by matching 12 strangers one-by-one to phrases about their identities. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


American Idol Performances

Week # Song Choice Original Artist Result
Top 24 Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton Safe
Top 20 God Bless The Child Diana Ross Safe
Top 16 Somewhere Unknown Safe
Top 12 Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield Bottom 2
Top 11 Love Will Lead You Back Taylor Dayne Eliminated


Candi Staton (born Canzetta Maria Staton on March 13, 1940, in Hanceville, Alabama) is an American gospel singer. ... Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross[1] on March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, and pop. ... Somewhere is a multi-disciplinary UK-based creative organisation founded in 2001 by artist / film-makers Karen Guthrie (born 1970) and Nina Pope (born 1968) to produce and support projects with a concern for new audiences and innovative uses of media and technologies. ... Son of a Preacher Man is the best known song from Dusty Springfields 1969 Dusty in Memphis album. ... Love Will Lead You Back is a song performed by Taylor Dayne. ... Taylor Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman, March 7, 1962, in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York) is an American pop vocalist, dance artist and actress. ...

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Mikalah Gordon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (409 words)
Mikalah Gordon (born January 14, 1988) is an American singer and finalist on the fourth season of American Idol.
Gordon was born and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is the same city she auditioned in; her father is a Jewish American and her mother is Italian American.
Gordon was the only American Idol finalist born in 1988 up until the 2006 season, when Paris Bennett entered the competition as a finalist.
TV and Movie Forums on Zap2it: Mikalah (1233 words)
Gordon, 17, and Avila, 23, both were announced last week as two of the 24 finalists who now are poised to go where Kelly, Ruben and Fantasia have gone before.
Gordon, the daughter of Rocky Gordon and Victoria Cavaricci, was born and raised in Las Vegas.
Gordon adds that when she received word several weeks ago that she would be announced as one of the show's 24 finalists, her biggest challenge was not telling anybody about it.
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