Nicholas Pedro

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Not every aspiring singer gets a chance to make it to the tough Hollywood rounds of American Idol, but Nicholas Pedro did -- twice. The Taunton, MA, native made it to Hollywood in 2006, but dropped out of the competition after he forgot lyrics to a song. After several months of soul-searching, the 25-year-old decided to audition for the show's sixth season in 2007. He appeared at the New York audition rounds where he sang "Fly Me to the Moon," which was received positively by the judges, who sent him through to Hollywood. This time, he remembered his words during the grueling Hollywood rounds, and made it into the final 12 guys. In the first week of competition, he sang Richard Marx's "Now and Forever," which was not well received by the judges, yet America voted him through to the next week. In the second week, he returned to the jazzy sounds that brought him to California by singing Peggy Lee's "Fever." It was praised by Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell as being better and livelier than his previous performance, but that wasn't enough to save Pedro: America voted him off that week.