Fradiani in 2015
|Birth name||Nicholas James Fradiani IV|
November 15, 1985 |
Guilford, Connecticut, United States
|Associated acts||Beach Avenue|
The one thing I'm really the most confident in as an artist is my songwriting ability and ear for pop music. I'm really excited to show that off. It was a side that I wasn't able to show on 'American Idol.'
I've been a legitimate fan of Keith Urban's for a long time and have been to a bunch of his concerts.
American Idols that come off the show and don't have a hit song – that makes it tough. If you come off the show and the song isn't big, and it takes a couple months to get your single out there – that time could be damaging.
There will never be another 'American Idol,' which produced so many credible superstars over the years. It was a phenomenon in pop culture. It changed music.
I can sing, but I never considered myself a powerhouse vocalist but more of a rock-pop singer.
I've been grinding at music for over a decade now. Since I was 18, I decided that this is what I wanted to do. It's not an easy thing. When you start getting 25, 26, people are like, 'Oh you're a musician huh? That's what you're gonna do? When are you going to get a real job?' I never gave up.
I have my master's degree in secondary education. I actually interned at a high school and student-taught at a high school for a year.