Chris Sligh

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  • Birth Place: Springfield, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/13/1978, Aries
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter
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American Idol's Best Auditions Ever

This Wednesday's American Idol is a "Best of the Rest" recap of the Season 7 auditions we didn't see throughout each city. That got us thinking about some of the best auditions we've seen, regardless of whether the candidate went on to Idol greatness. Instead of a top-10 list, we thought we'd have a battle of the sexes: the best women's auditions versus the best from the men. — Erin FoxTop Five Women's Auditions5) Frenchie Davis, "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" | Watch on YouTubeHoly crap, we think our ear drums just burst listening to her amazing vocal power. Randy and Paula gave her a standing ovation (Simon, of course, stayed seated but clapped as enthusiastically as he could), and if she hadn't been kicked off the show for those naughty pictures, there's no telling how far Frenchie could have gone. 4) Carrie Underwood, "I Can't Make You Love Me" | Watch on YouTubeWho knew this farm girl who sported the '80s wardrobe and glamour-shots makeup at her audition would become ...read more

On Tour with American Idol: The Chris Sligh Q&A

Though he barely made the cut for the American Idol top 12, Chris Sligh has no qualms about coming in 10th place in the reality competition. "I've actually got nine labels after me right now," says the curly-haired singer, who packed a portable recording studio to bring on the American Idols Live tour. "We're not allowed to sign a record deal until the end of August, but I've been writing songs and it's going really, really well." Here is what else the Greenville, South Carolina, native shared with TV Guide in the midst of venue-hopping. TV Guide: How is life in Omaha?Chris Sligh: Omaha is actually pretty cool. We've got two days off here, the first time we've had two days off while on tour. I did a lot of scouring [to learn] more about the city and I bought a skateboard, so I've been skateboarding. It's great. TV Guide:read more

Idol Boss Talks of "Quitters," Vote Tampering and Sanjaya

Did one of this season's American Idol wannabes almost call it quits? Are those seeking to rock the vote succeeding? And is Sanjaya's "success" a liability for the popular singing competition? Idol executive producer Ken Warwick addressed those topics and more in a Tuesday conference call with reporters. Late last week, upon Chris Sligh's ouster, the big story was that the big guy had allegedly inquired into dropping out of the competition a few weeks prior. TVGuide.com asked Warwick if he was in the loop on that possible departure — and his answer might surprise you. "Um, Chris Sligh sometimes talks out of turn, to be absolutely honest," Warwick told us. "I was neveread more

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'Chris Sligh Would Have Gone A Lot Further'
'I Got Chills'

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Credits

Year Title Description
2008 Hour of Power: The Power of Peacefulness Episode, Performer
2007 The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet: 2007 July 04 Episode, Guest
2007 Reality Remix: 2007 April 02 Episode, Remarks by
2007 The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Episode Episode, Guest
2002 American Idol TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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Idol Chat: Who's on Fire as the Competition Heats Up?

Was Chris Sligh the architect of his own undoing? Which of American Idol's nine finalists has the most momentum heading into "American Classics" week? And is an early favorite not doing what she needs to do for success? TVGuide.com asked Kimberly Caldwell and Rosanna Tavarez, the hosts of TV Guide Channel's Idol Chat, Idol Tonight and Reality Chat, for their expert takes on what's next for the most popular television show read more

Chris Sligh on Quitting, Sanjaya and How He'd Change Idol 

Ah, the best-laid plans... South Carolinian Chris Sligh had planned to sing "Give a Little Bit" (first proffered by Supertramp and later covered by the Goo Goo Dolls) on last Tuesday's American Idol, but changed gears relatively late in the game — the previous Friday afternoon — by instead cueing up The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic." Explaining his perhaps critical misstep, 29-year-old Chris told TVGuide.com, "I wanted to challenge myself a little bit more. I just didn't realize it was going to be quite that much of a challenge." Indeed, Chris had difficulty "staying in the pocket," offering an off-rhythm rendition that wowed neither read more

Idol's Chris Sligh: "I Wanted to Challenge Myself More"

Chris Sligh had planned to sing Supertramp's "Give a Little Bit" on Tuesday's American Idol, but changed gears late in the game (last Friday afternoon) by instead cueing up "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic." "I wanted to challenge myself a little but more," Chris tells TVGuide.com. "I just didn't realize it was going to be quite that much of a challenge." Chris had difficulty "staying in the pocket," offering an off-rhythm rendition that Simon deemed "a mess." Having revisited his swan song "probably 10 or 15 times" since, Chris tells us, "It wasn't great.... But honestly, it was not as bad as the judges made it seem." That said, "As soon as they gave me the spanking they did, I knew I was going home."As for the week's other headline-maker, Chris gives Sanjaya props for the "pony-hawk," saying, "I could never pull that off" — though it'd probably be fun to yank at it a few times. read more

March 28, 2007: Madonna, Those Gams!

Finally, I got one: I won the American Idol office pool this week by predicting the timely demise of Mr. Sligh from our little show. I’m sorry to see him go before both Haley and Sanjaya, but he has been consistent only in his lack of caring and he was bound to get tossed off the island soon. I liked Phil on Tuesday night’s show. I know why he made it into the bottom three, but I’m hoping he can hold on for a couple more weeks. Haley remained, and I have no doubt it was the shorts and heels of last week’s show. “She's got legs, she knows how to use them!”The saddest moment in the show was poor Gina’s face (she looked simply crestfallen) as she was told along with Sligh that one of them was in the bottom three, and then they had to sit through that dreadful song of Gwen’s until they found out. I knew she'd be safe because her Pretenders cover on Tuesday was fantastic.Now, as I’ve mentioned previously, I always liked No Doubt, but Ms. Gwen&... read more

March 27, 2007: High on the Hills with the Lonely Goatherd

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, who traded ska for yodeling, graced the Idols with her presence this week. She is one pretty girl. It’s hard to believe this is the same pleasantly plump high school student from the O.C. who started singing in a band as a teenager and is now married to Gavin Rossdale. Gwen has been performing to sold-out crowds for 20 years, but I don’t know that I would run to her first as a singing coach. But her divine presence meant it was "pop" week! (Not to be confused with "contemporary pop" week.) Yippee! LaKisha opened the show with Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” and it was pretty darn good. Not much else to say. She looked good and everyone loved her boots. Chris Sligh sang The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" after joking that he knits and crochets in his spare time backstage. Gwen told him in rehearsal that his tempo was off and the judges agreed with her. In fact, we all did. It was a bland performance from Chris. He ha... read more

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