Chikezie Ndubuisi Eze
Chikezie Ndubuisi Eze, more commonly referred to as Chikezie, is an American singer of Nigerian heritage and the tenth place finalist on the seventh season of the television series American Idol.
He was born in Inglewood, California and began singing when he was 13 years old. He attended high school at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in West LA. Before auditioning for American Idol, he was a Transportation Security Administration screener. He spent the 2004-2005 academic year at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. He also studied singing at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California.
Chikezie successfully auditioned again for Season 7 of American Idol and made the top 24 and then the top 12. He was eliminated from American Idol on March 26, 2008, coming in tenth place.
After his elimination, Chikezie made appearances on Live with Regis and Kelly, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Chikezie completed the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008 which covered over 50 cities from July 1 to September 13, 2008.