Hollywood Records has announced the signing of American Idol Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone.
Stefano began singing and playing piano during childhood in his hometown of Kent, Washington. His talent was such that Bellevue College granted him a full-ride scholarship. In 2009, Stefano’s life was nearly cut short after being hit by a drunk driver. The accident left him with two broken arms, a fractured pelvis and other life-threatening injuries. With a murky prognosis, Stefano was wheelchair-bound for months. The accident only made Stefano stronger and more determined to fulfill his dreams of walking and playing piano again, and, ultimately, to become a recording artist. Fast-forward to Season 10 of American Idol, and Stefano was well on his way.
While on American Idol, Stefano was a clear favorite of new judge Jennifer Lopez as her “wild-card” pick, and his performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Lately” brought her to tears.
This past summer, Stefano was on the American Idol tour and once the tour finished his management at 19 Entertainment team set out to secure Stefano a record deal and found their home with Hollywood Records. Stefano has nothing but high praise and excitement about working with Hollywood Records. “I feel blessed to have gotten this opportunity with Hollywood Records,” he said. “I think it is a great fit for me and I’m so excited and hungry for what’s to come”.
If you are not an American Idol fan then watch Stefano perform Grenade by Bruno Mars below to see what all the fuss is about.