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Bo Bice - American Idol Season 4 Runner-Up


Full Name: Harold "Bo" Bice
Hometown: Helena, AL
Birthdate: November 1, 1975
Marital status: Married long-time girlfriend Caroline Fisher in June 2005. The couple had their first baby, Aidan Michael Bice, on Sept. 24, 2005.
Audition city: Orlando
Occupation: Musician who has been in several rock bands, including the Bo Bice Band, Blue Suede Nickel and Sugar Money; Worked at Guitar World in Helena but was fired after he advanced to the Hollywood round
Education: Holds a degree in massage therapy from the North Alabama School of Massage and studied recording engineering at Calhoun College in Decatur
Musical background: Plays guitar, bass, piano, saxophone and harmonica
Singing style: Rock & Roll
Random fact: Wore homemade clothes made by his grandmother during the competition
Most known for: Being the first legitimate rocker on the show
Looks like: The lead in Jesus Christ Superstar
Simon says: "It has been, for us, an absolute pleasure having you on American Idol."

Most Idol-worthy moment: Going a capella on In A Dream in the Top 3
Brush with elimination: Bottom two in the Top 8 after singing Freebird

Why he got this far: Hands down the best performer on the show, and he delivered the most stunning moment of the season with In A Dream in the Top 3 show.
Why he was eliminated: Despite Simon's insistence that it was nerves, Bo's performance in the finals suffered due to an illness and food poisoning. Also, the two ballads the producers picked for him to sing on the last performance show were ill-suited and completely opposite from the type of music he excels in.

Post-Idol success: Signed with RCA records and hit No. 1 on the Billboard sales chart with his single "Inside Your Heaven"/"Vehicle". "Inside Your Heaven" also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Recorded a track "Brown-Skinned Girl" on Santana's new album. Debut solo album The Real Thing, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album charts in December and has gone gold. The single "The Real Thing" hit the Top 20 charts, and its video made it to No. 1 on TRL and VH1.
Where is he now?: Bo has a slew of concert dates ahead in support of his album, and he will be featured on a VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live concert with Lynyrd Skynyrd, which tapes in June.


First audition - Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers
Hollywood rounds - The Letter by The Box Tops
Top 24 - Drift Away by Dobie Gray
Top 20 - Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers
Top 16 - I'll Be by Edwin McCain
Top 12 - Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat and Tears
Top 11 - Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce

Top 10 - Remedy by The Black Crowes
Top 9 - Corner Of The Sky from Pippen
Top 8 - Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Top 7 - Vehicle by Ides of March
Top 6 - I Don't Want To Be by Gavin DeGraw

Top 5 - Stand By Me by Ben E. King; Heaven by Los Lonely Boys
Top 4 - It's A Great Day To Be Alive by Travis Tritt; For The Love Of Money by The O'Jays
Top 3 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John; In A Dream by Badlands; Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
Top 2 - Long, Long Road; Vehicle; Inside Your Heaven

LINKS - Official website - Official RCA website
The Original Bice Squad - Fan site
The Bice Squad - The #1 Bo Bice Fan Site - Fan site
Bo Bice Online - Fan site
Rock On Bo Bice - Fan site
Bona Fide Bice - Unofficial fan site and message board Bo Bice Chat - Message board
Bo Bice Rocks - Message board
The Bo Bice Hideaway - Message board
Yahoo Group - Bo Bice - Yahoo group
Bo Bice: Bo-lieving in a Rising Star! - Blog celebrating Bo Bice

American Idol page - Bo's page on the American Idol site
Buy Bo's CDs - Inside Your Heaven/Vehicle | The Real Thing | The Real Thing Dual Disc

Bo Bice CD single  Bo Bice - The Real Thing

Bo Bice

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Whipping Post, First Audition (Video)

Drift Away (Audio)

Whipping Post (Audio | Video)

Spinning Wheel (Audio | Video)

Time In A Bottle (Audio | Video)

Vehicle (Audio | Video)

I Don't Want To Be (Audio)

Stand By Me (Audio)

For The Love Of Money (Audio | Video)

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Audio)

In A Dream (Video)

In A Dream Encore (Audio)

Sweet Home Alabama (Audio)

Inside Your Heaven, The Today Show (Audio)

Changing For The Better, The Today Show (Audio)

Vehicle, The Tonight Show (Video)

Star-Spangled Banner, Talladega 10-2-05 (Audio | Video)

Merry Christmas Baby, Oxygen Custom Concert (Video)

Baby It's Cold Outside, Oxygen Custom Concert, w/ Joan Osborne (Video)

The Real Thing, Ellen 12-13-05 (Video)

Valley of Angels/Merry Christmas Baby, The Early Show 12-16-05 (Video)
(Audio of Merry Christmas Baby)

The Real Thing/Valley of Angels, Jimmy Kimmel Live 1-18-06 (Video)

Valley of Angels, Isaac, 1-27-06 (Video)





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