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Nikko Smith - American Idol Season 4 Top 9 Finalist


Full Name: Osborne Earl Smith II
Hometown: Town & Country, MO
Birthdate: April 28, 1982
Audition city: St. Louis
Education: Graduate of Parkway West HS in Town & Country; Spent one semester at Lindenwood University on a dance scholarship
Singing style: R&B
Prior brush with fame: Had a short-lived move to LA with musical group Team 11 to pursue musical opportunities before the group disbanded
Random fact: Used to be known as O.J. until O.J. Simpson's legal troubles
Most known for: Being the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith
Looks like: Ozzie Smith, Bobby Brown
How he made the Top 12: Nikko was originally voted out in the Top 16 but re-entered the competition when Mario Vazquez withdrew on Mar. 13 for personal reasons.

Why he was eliminated: His elimination was a surprise, as he was gaining steam heading into his final week. Perhaps his fans got too comfortable. Scott Savol's fans were working overtime to save him after news of his prior arrest record came out, and Anthony Fedorov's fans were spurred to action after Simon called his performance "hideous". Nikko may have also had some detractors who thought he should not have been eliminated before any of the original Top 6 guys or that he doesn't need the fame or money because of his father.
Where is he now?: Nikko has been performing around the St. Louis area and writing and recording songs for his upcoming debut album, Got To Getcha. He has formed his own record label, the N Music Group.


First audition - All I Do by Stevie Wonder
Hollywood rounds - Get Ready by The Temptations
Top 24 - Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder
Top 20 - Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
Top 16 - Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles
Top 12 - I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
Top 11 - Incomplete by Sisqo
Top 10 - Can We Talk by Tevin Campbell

Top 9 - One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story

LINKS - Nikko's official website
American Idol bio - Nikko's page on the American Idol site
Nikko - Message board

Yahoo Group - Nikko Smith - Yahoo Group

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All I Do (Video)

Part-Time Lover (Audio | Video)

Let's Get It On (Audio)

Georgia On My Mind (Audio)

Incomplete (Audio)

Can We Talk (Audio)







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