Nick isn’t just the winner of ‘American Idol’ season 14, but he’s one interesting fella! Here are five fascinating facts you must know about the crooner and America’s new superstar!
Nick Fradiani, 29, was crowned the winner of season 14’s American Idol on May 13, and there’s so much to know about this rising star! While we can assure you the singer has a bright future ahead of him, HollywoodLife.com will help you get to know Nick with five cool facts!
Nick Fradiani Facts: 5 Things To Know About ‘American Idol’ Winner
1. He’s in a band!
Nick is the front-man on the band Beach Avenue, which he formed in the summer of 2011 with Nick Abraham, Ryan Zipp, and Jonah Ferrigno. The band has opened for many successful bands including Third Eye Blind, REO Speedwagon, STYX, and Jefferson Starship, to name a few!
2. Nick is no stranger to reality TV.
Prior to his stint on American Idol, Nick appeared on America’s Got Talent with Beach Avenue. Though they got far, they did not win the reality competition, but definitely gained recognition!
3. Nick looks up to his dad as his musical inspiration.
This is pretty darn cute. Nicks’ dad is also musician who played in small venues throughout his career, but took on a role as a full-time dad eventually. The father-son duo have even collaborated together! You can check out their cool cover of The Beatles‘ “If I Fell.”
4. He tried out for ‘American Idol’ with his girlfriend.
Nothing like a little Idol romance! Nick’s girlfriend at the time, Ariana Gavrilis, AKA “Yanni G” tried out with Nick, but sadly didn’t make the cut. There’s been no recent pics of them together lately, so we’re not sure if they’re still together. You would think she would have been at the finale to support him!
5. Nick 100 percent lives in the moment!
Nick appreciates every precious moment he has, and American Idol taught him how to have fun.
“The tough part about the show that I have learned is slow it down and enjoy it because it is such a special thing that’s happening in our lives,” Nick told Billboard after part one of the finale.
Well, Nick definitely stole America’s hearts with his promising talent!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad Nick won Idol? What do you think is the coolest thing about him? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler