|Birth name||Anatoliy Vladimirovich Fedorov|
May 4, 1985 |
Yalta, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Origin||Trevose, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, actor|
Anatoliy Vladimirovich "Anthony" Fedorov (Ukrainian: Анатолій Володимирович Федоров; born May 4, 1985) is an American singer and actor who is former lead singer for the Chicago band 7th Heaven. He rose to fame as the fourth place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol.
Early life and career beginnings
Fedorov was born in Yalta, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Yalta, Russian Federation). He, his parents, and his older brother Denis moved to the United States in 1994. He had a tracheotomy as a toddler due to a birth defect in his windpipe, from which a scar is still visible. Despite skepticism that he would even be able to talk again, he persevered and began singing at an early age. He is a tenor and can play the piano and guitar. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2003 and attended Bucks County Community College.
Fedorov was an American Idol contestant during the spring 2005 season. Of all the American Idol auditioners, Fedorov was most well known for singing ballads, something which all three judges view as his best style.
Fedorov was voted off the show on May 11, 2005, after singing "I'm Already There" by Lonestar and "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes during country music/Gamble and Huff week. It is said by many that his rendition of "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was one of his top performances, having been on-key through the entire song and gaining praise from the judges. It was viewed as one of his most accomplished, along with his presentations of Celine Dion's "I Surrender" and Paul Young's "Every Time You Go Away".
American Idol performances
|Week||Theme||Song sung||Artist||Order sung||Status|
|Top 24 (12 Men)||Contestant's Choice||"Hold On to the Nights"||Richard Marx||3||Advanced|
|Top 20 (10 Men)||Contestant's Choice||"I Want to Know What Love Is"||Foreigner||9||Advanced|
|Top 16 (8 Men)||Contestant's Choice||"I've Got You"||Marc Anthony||3||Advanced|
|Top 12||1960s||"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"||Neil Sedaka||6||Safe|
|Top 11||Billboard #1||"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"||Aretha Franklin
|Top 10||1990s||"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"||Elton John||7||Safe|
|Top 9||Classic Broadway||"Climb Ev'ry Mountain"||The Sound of Music||5||Safe|
|Top 8||Year They Were Born
|"Every Time You Go Away"||Paul Young||4||Safe|
|Top 7||1970s Dance Music||"Don't Take Away the Music"||Tavares||4||Bottom 31|
|Top 6||21st Century||"I Surrender"||Celine Dion||4||Bottom 2|
|Top 5||Leiber & Stoller
Current Week Billboard Chart
|Top 4||Country Music
Gamble & Huff
|"I'm Already There"
"If You Don't Know Me by Now"
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
- ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Fedorov was among the bottom three contestants, but was declared safe when Anwar Robinson was eliminated.
- ^Note 2 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Fedorov was in the bottom two but declared safe when Scott Savol was eliminated.
After American Idol
In June 2006, Fedorov finished in third place as a contestant on a special Reality TV edition of NBC's Fear Factor along with American Idol season 2 finalist Carmen Rasmusen. He also appeared in four episodes of MTV's Little Talent Show — Triple Threat, which aired on September 26, 2006.
Fedorov toured extensively after American Idol, performing in summer festivals, such as the Spiediefest in New York, Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island, Clark County Fair in Washington, The Stars and Stripes Festival in Mount Clemens, Michigan and Independence Day Celebration in Silver Springs, Florida, concerts such as Kellogg's 100th Anniversary Concert in Battle Creek, Michigan and solo concerts in Philadelphia, Long Island, New York and as part of the CMJ Festival 2011 in New York City.
Fedorov performed in the US tour of the stage production Simply Ballroom, touring across the United States March through April 2008.
In April 2009, he toured with the "Ballroom with a Twist" production across the eastern United States .
He performed the National Anthem for the New York Knicks, the Oakland Raiders, the Seattle Mariners, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also sang "God Bless America" at the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Pre-Race show .
On May 14, 2010, he played the role of the Prince in the Rodgers & Hammerstein's production of Cinderella in Nashville, Tennessee, which was a benefit concert for the Steven Curtis Chapman's Foundation Show Hope.
From August 5 to 22, 2010, Fedorov played Joseph again at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts. He reprised the role of Joseph from December 7, 2010 to January 2, 2011 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Ordway.
From March 3 to 14, 2011, in Tokyo, Fedorov starred in the first production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" to ever play in Japan. The production schedule was cut short, with remaining performances cancelled, after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011.
Starting July 11, 2012, Fedorov took over the part of Roger in the off-Broadway production of Rent at the New World Stages in New York City  and stayed with the show until it closed in Sept. 2012.
On January 1, 2013, it was announced that Fedorov will be replacing Keith Semple as the new lead singer of 7th Heaven. The band is currently playing three to seven shows a week in the Chicago area. Their album Synergy, with Fedorov on lead vocals, was released on June 11, 2013. On August 22, 2013, It was agreed by both parties that they must part ways immediately.
His original song, "Deep Within My Heart," was included on an "American Idol" compilation disc, which was included with cartons of Dreyer's Ice Cream as part of its "Taste of American Idol" promotion in 2008.
On February 14, 2011, it was announced that Fedorov signed with Airgo Music label and a single would be released soon, with the album to follow.
Fedorov's first record, Never Over, was released in July 2011. The initial release is an EP with six original songs, written or co-written by Fedorov. His single, which is called "You’re Perfect" was released on June 29, 2011. He said "When people hear it they won’t expect to hear what they are going to hear. What people remember me doing on American Idol was ballads, but it has been 6 years and my voice has gotten deeper and has developed a lot of color and a lot of strength. I am really excited to introduce this part of myself. I would say my journey begins on June 29th when we release the single. My record will be released sometime in July, but we will start with the single first. I am really excited about it all."
On June 23, 2014, a single "I Begin Again" co-written by Fedorov and Bill Grainer was released by Jai McDowall. On September 15, 2014, an EP by Auraganix (Anthony Fedorov and Jennifer Paz) was released, containing six songs.
In 2011, Fedorov played the role of sailor /insurgent 1 on the Russian languaged short “Katya,” which was directed and written by Mako Kamitsuna. The film was screened at various festivals during the year, the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, the Palm Springs International Shortfest, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the Kiev International Film Festival, the BendFilm Festival, the Lucerne International Film Festival, the Orlando Film Festival and the Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards.
Two days after Fedorov was voted off the show, his brother was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. Denis Fedorov died in September 2006. Anthony has since become a national spokesperson for the Sarcoma Foundation of America and, in 2008, was appointed to the SFA Board of Directors. .
Following the show, rumors of a relationship between Fedorov and the final winner, Carrie Underwood, dominated discussions of the season. The rumors were sparked by Underwood's reaction to Fedorov's departure, when she sobbed openly and was seen on-screen saying "I love you" to him. Fedorov and Underwood denied the rumors, saying that they had a "brother–sister" relationship. They remained very close for some time after American Idol, with Fedorov accompanying Underwood to the CMA Awards on November 6, 2006. She also visited him on the set of The Fantasticks during his run on the show.
Fedorov became engaged to his girlfriend, stage actress Jennifer Paz (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon), on December 25, 2012. Their son, Julian Paz Fedorov, was born on April 1, 2013.
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