Chikezie Ndubuisi Eze (born September 11, 1985, in Inglewood, California), 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 previously auditioned for the show's sixth season, and made into the Hollywood Round, where he was cut before the top 40. 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. According to his AmericanIdol.com profile, his musical influences are Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Sam and Dave and others.
After his elimination Chikezie made appearances on Live with Regis and Kelly, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He is part of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008 which will tour over 50 cities from July 1, 2008 to September 13, 2008. During an interview for LifeScript, Chikezie announced he recently went vegan to avoid future health problems.
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