The upcoming VH1 Divas special is shaping up to be a veritable Idol fest! I’ll get a real good laugh, have somethin’ to chat about the next day then stop watching the show when the real competition begins. He released the album Miracles in 2005 which reached #8 on the US Gospel chart, #21 on the US Heatseekers chart, and #30 on the US Christian chart. In 2011 he was a back-up singer for Jennifer Hudson on American Idol and has also backed her up at many live performances.
The third season is the only season where both the winner and the runner-up ended up in the bottom 2 or 3 prior to the finale.
It is the first season to have a finale with two female contestants(season 12 is the second) while the second, seventh, and eighth seasons had a finale with two male contestants.
George Huff released his debut album My Christmas EP!
In 2004 which reached #8 on the US Gospel chart and #43 on the US Heatseekers chart. George Huff was signed with Word Entertainment from 2004 to 2008 and signed with Koch Record sin 2009.
His performance as well as his attitude facing judge Simon Cowell's criticisms (which was a stark contrast to other contestants' confrontational, angry reactions) made him instantly popular, and landed him a record deal with Koch Records.
During the audition round in Houston, Texas, auditioner Jonathan Rey threw a cup of water at Simon, who moments earlier commented that he was terrible and "there's not a song in the world you could sing." Security quickly escorted Jonathan out, and Houston police questioned him, but released him after Simon decided against pressing assault charges on him.
Jennifer Hudson and her backup singer, fellow Season 3 alum, George Huff joined forces last night to sing the classic Jackson 5 hit, “I’ll Be There” and the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Too bad we didn’t get a major Season 3 performance reunion!
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The entire incident was caught on tape and was broadcast.
Hollywood rounds contestant Taryn Southern later appeared on the Project My World series and wrote and performed the 2007 "Hott4Hill" viral video.
There were 117 contestants in the first Hollywood round which was held at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California.