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Mario Adrián Vázquez (born June 15, 1977) is a Puerto Rican-American singer from The Bronx, New York, U.S. He competed on American Idol's fourth season, which aired on the FOX network in early 2005.Read More...
Vasquez is a former student of La Guardia High School of Performing Arts. He was also involved in the City Kids Repertoire Company in New York City, which enabled him to travel the country and perform in front of the President and at major charitable functions and shelters.
After making it into the final round of twelve contestants Vazquez suddenly dropped out of the competition for "family reasons" a few days before the finals started. When the press contacted his mother regarding his decision, she wasn't aware that he had made it to the finals. Vazquez was replaced by Nikko Smith who had previously been voted out.
Some believed that Vazquez quit the show in order to avoid the highly restrictive contracts that the final twelve must sign. Some speculate he quit realizing he was not the viewer favorite the producers had planned for him to be. Vazquez, however, appeared the next morning on "Good Day New York" on WNYW FOX5, and squashed rumors of a feud with "American Idol" producers or any of his competitors. "American Idol was only positive. They were only wonderful to me, from the beginning through the middle, to the end," he told the show. "It had nothing to do with the contract or anything signed with J Records." J Records is the same company that manages Idol winners Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino.
His first single "Gallery" written by Ne-Yo who also co-produced the vocals on the track, was one of the most added records at Rhythm radio stations across the country its first week out. The track was sent out to Top 40 radio on April 17, 2006 and was made available through all digital retailers as a single release on May 2, 2006. Both English and Spanglish versions of "Gallery" are currently on radio and are released digitally.
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