|Also known as||Stefano|
February 27, 1989 |
Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
|Origin||Kent, Washington, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, soul, pop|
Langone was born on February 27, 1989 in Bellevue, Washington to Carrie and Ernie Langone. He was born to an Italian father and a Mexican mother. His father works as a career advisor at The Art Institute of Seattle and is also a singer and musician. Langone has been singing and playing the piano since childhood. He attended Emerald Park Elementary School, Meridian Junior High, and Kentwood High School, as well as Bellevue College, where he was given a full ride scholarship. He performed with Bellevue College's 'Celebration!' vocal jazz ensemble while he was a student there.
On May 28, 2009, he was involved in a near-fatal accident after being hit by a drunk driver. The accident resulted in two broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and other serious injuries. In addition, Langone had to re-learn to walk and has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.
Langone auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in San Francisco, California. He advanced to the Top 13 through a wild card selection by Jennifer Lopez. Langone was eliminated from the show on April 21, 2011, finishing in 7th place.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"||The Miracles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||First Solo||Not aired||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"Sir Duke"||Stevie Wonder||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles
|"Get Back"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"Come Home"||Stefano Langone||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Men)||Personal Choice||"Just the Way You Are"||Bruno Mars||9||Wild Card|
|Wild Card||Personal Choice||"I Need You Now"||Smokie Norful||2||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"Lately"||Stevie Wonder||10||Safe|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"If You Don't Know Me by Now"||Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes||6||Safe|
|Top 11||Motown||"Hello"||Lionel Richie||5||Bottom 31|
|Top 112||Elton John||"Tiny Dancer"||Elton John||5||Safe|
|Top 9||Rock & Roll Hall of Fame||"When a Man Loves a Woman"||Percy Sledge||8||Bottom 33|
|Top 8||Songs from the Movies||"End of the Road" — Boomerang||Boyz II Men||3||Bottom 34|
|Top 7||Songs from the 21st Century||"Closer"||Ne-Yo||6||Eliminated|
- ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Langone was among the Bottom 3, but declared safe second as Casey Abrams received the lowest amount of votes and was saved by the judges.
- ^Note 2 Due to the judges using their one save on Casey Abrams, the Top 11 remained intact for another week.
- ^Note 3 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Langone was among the Bottom 3, but declared safe second as Pia Toscano was eliminated.
- ^Note 4 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Langone was among the Bottom 3, but declared safe second as Paul McDonald was eliminated.
Following his elimination, Langone appeared on several talk shows. He appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly on April 25, 2011, as well as The Today Show on April 26, 2011. In addition, Langone appeared on The Rachael Ray Show along with Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano on May 25, 2011.
On September 24, 2011, Langone sang the National Anthem at the Western Hockey League game opener between the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland Winterhawks. On September 26, 2011, Langone and James Durbin appeared on Dr. Drew's "Lifechangers" TV Talk show.
Record deal, debut album (2011-present)
While recording his debut album, Langone has performed at several events. On October 15, 2011, Langone performed at Eva Longoria’s Charity Padres El Cáncer in Las Vegas. On November 24, 2011, Langone performed at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. Furthermore, Langone took part in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 27, 2011. On December 4, 2011, Langone performed at Trevor Live, an event benefiting The Trevor Project. Moreover, Langone performed the National Anthem at a San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers December 2011 game. On February 8, 2012, Langone performed in a Motown music tribute at Carnegie Hall.
On April 26, 2012, Langone returned to American Idol to perform his debut single, "I'm on a Roll". "I'm on a Roll" was released on iTunes on April 24. The track sold around 20,000 in its first week.
On July 16, Langone performed "I'm on a Roll" on Good Morning America.
Langone's second single "Yes to Love" was released on February 12, 2013. Langone performed "Yes to Love" on American Idol on April 25, 2013.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"I'm on a Roll"
(featuring New Boyz & Rock Mafia)
|"Yes to Love"||2013||—|
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