Kevin Covais goes from Chicken Little to ‘College’
The summer movie season’s gross-out finale is “College, ” a raunchy frat house film that’s a dirty-minded cross between “American Pie” and “Old School.”
Yet given its adult subject matter and R rating, the comedy stars a raft of wholesome Hollywood youth that includes Drake Bell of Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh, ” “Hannah Montana” co-star Andrew Caldwell and, strangest of all, Kevin Covais – aka Chicken Little from season five of “American Idol.”
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Levittown’s Kevin Covais has film debut in ‘College’
The last time most of us saw Kevin Covais, he was a pale-faced, adorably scrawny 16-year-old running the gauntlet of Simon, Paula and Randy on Fox’s “American Idol” in 2006. White scalp shining through a close-cropped buzz, glasses perched on his nose, the Levittown native crooned Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” well enough to make it to Hollywood, and America came to know him as Chicken Little, a nickname given him by castmate Paris Bennett. Though he narrowly missed becoming a top 10 finalist, he got a hero’s welcome when Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi declared March 30, 2006 as “Kevin Covais Day.”
What’s Chicken Little been doing since then? Among other things, growing up.
Musical idols connect
Good ol’ southern boy Bo Bice said that his most listened to Beatles albums are “Revolver” and “Abbey Road.” But, to Bice, the impact of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” ‘ and its fusion of art and music in popular culture ‘ is beyond measure.
In 2003, almost 35 years after its original release, it was ranked the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone.
Bice admitted that this “American Idol” runner-up has been singing since the days he uttered his first words ‘ which, admittedly, were a few years after “Sgt. Pepper’s” hit the airwaves.
David Archuleta Bests David Cook On Billboard Chart
It sort of like the Biblical story of David and Goliath, but with more Davids: David Archuleta, season 7 runner-up on …American Idol, scored the No. 2 single on Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week with …Crush, besting the debut single from season 7 winner David Cook, …The Time of My Life, which debuted and peaked at No. 3.