New Yorker, Christian Guardino, didn’t garner enough votes to make the American Idol Top 5 on Sunday night (Read our Recap) but he has something major coming up. The big voiced singer and former America’s Got Talent contestant will duet with Canadian crooner Michael Buble on the finale, which airs on May 22.
Christian thanked his fans on social media. “#grateful Thank you all so much for your outpouring of love and support but know that I am TOTALLY FINE!!!,” he wrote. “I am so grateful for this entire experience! Being on @americanidol for the 20th season has been a huge blessing. I have learned so much, grown as an artist & gained new family for life AND I get to perform with the legend @michaelbuble.”
Christian continued, “My journey does NOT finish here.. as a matter of fact… I am more on fire and ready to fight for my spot in music than ever so KEEP WATCHING & LISTENING! New music coming REAL soon!!??”
In an interview with Billboard, Christian said, “For me, this literally opened the door for the rest of my life. I can’t wait for what’s next because there’s going to be a lot coming up,” he added, “I can’t wait to keep performing. I can’t wait to keep making music. That’s what I’m looking forward to most, because my ultimate goal is to tour and to record and it’s really, really exciting.”
And new music IS coming soon. On Friday, Christian will release an original song, helmed by top-notch producers, along with the rest of the Top 7.
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Watch Christian Gardino’s Top 7 performances and Michael Buble asks to duet!
On Sunday, Christian performed two songs. Mentor will.i.am helped the singer craft a unique interpretation of the Justin Bieber hit, Lonely. Afterward, judge Lionel Richie assured the singer that he was not born “broken,” but “you were born unique.” Afterward, host Ryan Seacrest surprised him with a clip of Buble asking him if he would like to duet on the finale. Christian freaked out, completely overwhelmed.
Later in the show, Christian made Pizzas with his mother as they bonded and reminisced about their lives. The singer closed the show with his mother’s favorite song, Smokie Norful’s popular gospel song “Dear God.”