AMERICAN IDOL Winner Taylor Hicks to Appear on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
Taylor Hicks, one of the most beloved American Idol winners of all-time, will appear on NBC's hit show, "Law & Order: SVU" on Wednesday, November 6th (9:00PM). Also on the show are American Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken and R&B singer, Ashanti.
From the start, Hicks' material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R & B, country and blues. More than 63 million votes were cast and nearly 37 million viewers tuned-in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, making it one of the most-watched TV events of the decade.
Hicks' star continued to rise after he stepped off the IDOL stage. Less than three weeks after his IDOL victory, his debut single, "Do I Make You Proud," entered at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts. Coinciding with the single's release, a cover story named him People magazine's "Hottest Bachelor of the Year." His self-titled album (Arista), debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was quickly certified RIAA Platinum.
On Broadway, Hicks starred in the hit musical, GREASE as Teen Angel, and when asked to join the national tour, happily agreed. The 18-month tour connected him with fans across America.
In June 2012, Taylor Hicks began his residency at Bally's Las Vegas. As a testament to his musical talent and showmanship, Hicks will continue to bring the roadhouse to the Las Vegas Strip with a year-long extension through 2013 at a larger venue, Paris Las Vegas, making him the first Idol winner to secure a long term residency in Las Vegas. Hicks has rapidly become one of the most popular acts in the city. He will have an exclusive commitment to Caesars Entertainment, bringing his soulful ballads to Caesars properties across the country throughout the year.
He is currently in studio working on his first country album.
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