Andrew Garcia

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Andrew Garcia
Andrew Garcia.jpg
Andrew Garcia in July 2010.
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Adrian Garcia
Born (1985-10-18) October 18, 1985 (age 33)
OriginMoreno Valley, California, United States
GenresPop, R&B
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2010–present
Associated actsYesterday, Today, Forever

Andrew Adrian Garcia (born October 18, 1985)[1] is an American singer from Moreno Valley, California who was the ninth place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.

Personal life[edit]

Garcia was born to Mexican parents. He also has an older brother. Garcia's former fiancée, Christine Concepcion, is a popular artist on YouTube. Garcia has a son, Caeland, with her. Garcia has a tattoo of his son's name on the right side of his neck, a tattoo of an "A" on his wrist, a rose on his front left arm, and a pair of Christine's lips in red on the left side of his neck.

American Idol[edit]

Garcia auditioned for the ninth season in Pasadena, California. He sang "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5 and was praised by all the judges, notably Simon Cowell, who called him a "genuinely good singer," as well as guest judge Katy Perry. He later appeared in Hollywood, where he sang Paula Abdul's song "Straight Up" and since has been particularly known for that performance.[2]

He performed "Sugar, We’re Going Down", but according to the judges, did not come up to par with the musicality of "Straight Up", resulting in all four judges calling it "strange" commenting on his past "Straight Up" and urging him to return to the originality of the performance. Lee Dewyze and Andrew have become best friends over the show as told by Lee in his performance of Hey Jude.

Garcia was eliminated on April 14, 2010 along with Katie Stevens. He was eliminated first, near the beginning of the show.


Week # Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Sunday Morning" Maroon 5 N/A Advanced
First Solo N/A "Straight Up" Paula Abdul N/A Advanced
Group Round N/A "No One" Alicia Keys N/A Advanced
Second Solo N/A "Chasing Pavements" Adele N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 Men) Billboard Hot 100 Hits "Sugar, We're Goin Down" Fall Out Boy 12 Safe
Top 20 (10 Men) "You Give Me Something" James Morrison 7 Safe
Top 16 (8 Men) "Genie in a Bottle" Christina Aguilera 4 Safe
Top 12 The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" The Rolling Stones 5 Safe
Top 11 Billboard #1 Hits "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye 7 Safe
Top 10 R&B/Soul "Forever" Chris Brown 6 Safe
Top 9 Lennon–McCartney "Can't Buy Me Love" The Beatles 3 Bottom 31
Top 92 Elvis Presley "Hound Dog" Big Mama Thornton 2 Eliminated
  • ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Garcia was among the Bottom 3 but declared safe second, as Michael Lynche was saved from elimination by the judges.
  • ^Note 2 Due to the judges using their one save to save Michael Lynche, the Top 9 remained intact for another week.


Garcia was featured in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2010, where he sang "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul and "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5.

Garcia released his first single "Crazy" on June 7, 2011.[3]

In 2011, Garcia began performing with Yesterday, Today, Forever, a musical and comedy performing group.[4] The group performed their first concert on October 9, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.[5]

In 2012, Garcia began appearing in Nigahiga videos, and acted as a guest judge in the third episode on Higa's YOMYOMF web series, Internet Icon.[citation needed]

In 2015, Garcia plays music on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. He released an EP called Hell and Back.[citation needed]

In 2017, Garcia released the EP, Love Wounds. He went on the Sweet290 tour with Brian Puspos, August Rigo and J. Rabon.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Andrew Garcia [@andrewagarcia] (October 7, 2010). "Tomorrow is not my birthday guys.. It's oct 18th :) wikipedia is wrong!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Hanek, Joel (January 21, 2010). "The Buzz On (Possible) 'American Idol' Star Andrew Garcia". Newsroom.
  3. ^ Franklin, Mark (June 7, 2011). "'Crazy' new single from Season 9's Andrew Garcia". Idol Chatter. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011.
  4. ^ YTF Global; Home. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  5. ^ Nishimoto, Joie. "Youtube celebrities to perform in Honolulu Archived April 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine". Kapi'o Newspress. Retrieved October 24, 2011.

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