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STEFANO LANGONE BIOGRAPHY


Stefano Langone
(born February 27, 1989) is an American singer from Kent, Washington. Langone placed seventh on the tenth season of American Idol.

Langone was born to Carrie and Ernie Langone in Bellevue, Washington. He is half Spanish and half Italian. 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 how to walk and has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.

It has also been reported that Langone was once arrested on suspicion of DUI a year after the accident. He was later only charged with a lesser crime of first-degree negligent driving for which he pleaded guilty.
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 voted off the show on April 21, 2011, finishing in 7th place| source|