Nick Fradiani Biography
In 2015 Fradiani entered as a solo singer on the 14th season of the singing reality show competition American Idol. Fradiani won the show in May 2015 becoming the first winner from the Northeast region. He will headline the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2015, a 37-city tour over eight weeks featuring the top five contestants. The tour starts in July 2015 in Florida and ends late August in California.
Fradiani auditioned in New York City and his golden ticket song was Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". During Hollywood Week, he sang "Babylon" by David Gray. He sang Train's "Drops of Jupiter" during the House of Blues Showcase, earning his spot in the Top 24. He was announced as the winner on May 13, 2015 with Clark Beckham the other contestant/finalist finishing runner-up. Fradiani's winning song was "Beautiful Life".
Fradiani is the son of Elizabeth and Nick Fradiani III. His father was a musician, who performed in clubs and on cruise ships. He taught Nick to play drums, piano and guitar. Fradiani has a sister, Kristen. Nick has a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. He is of three quarters Italian and one quarter Irish descent.