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'Idol' Boy Scout ADVANCES ... to Eagle Scout

1/20/2011 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The 18-year-old Boy Scout who got DENIED on "American Idol" last night finally got some good news -- he'll be promoted to the rank of EAGLE SCOUT tomorrow!!!

Christopher Cordeiro
TMZ has learned ... Christopher Cordeiro -- who bombed during his rendition of "My Way" -- had a back-up life plan all along ... and interviewed with the Eagle Scout Board of Review back in November.

Cordeiro was a hit with the Eagles ... and will officially get his promotion tomorrow during a special ceremony in his home state of New Jersey.

Always be prepared ... for "Idol" rejection.

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Michael    

Watch at 1:39 His sisters breast is exposed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5288Nj4Rkg

1375 days ago
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D    

Congrats to Christopher's Eagle Scout promotion!!!!!! Way to go!!!!

1375 days ago
18.

DJo    

Congratulations Christopher! What an honorable accomplishment!

1375 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

13: Of course I can't. I am a chimp in a cage. Do they gives badges for knowing how to light chimp poops on fire?

1375 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

BTW there have been a few million Eagle Scouts in its history. The chances of an Eagle Scout becoming someone famous/semi-famous is less than getting hit by a lightning. This guy is more likely to save a fat woman from choking on a buffalo wing than going to the moon.

1375 days ago
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yomama    

#20 - maybe not. Maybe not world famous. But, for people that are hiring in professional positions... they see eagle scout and they see someone who made a commitment at a young age and stuck through a process. Someone who didn't care about the stigma of being in boy scouts. The process of becoming an eagle scout isn't something that you just get through seniority, it's something that scouts earn and it's NOT easy or automatic.

I know a director at Microsoft who was an eagle scout... and if he sees "eagle scout" on an application/resume, he AUTOMATICALLY grants that person an interview.

1375 days ago
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Yay TMZ    

I think TMZ is absolutely right! He WAS indeed prepared, to say the least---and wasn't counting on 15 min of fame to get him ahead in life---while everyone was poking fun, maybe you missed the fact he's a freshman at Fordham University, on top of becoming an Eagle scout? That takes hard work, determination, and character---all of which is evident in that young man, even from a short video clip.
Bravo, TMZ, for focusing on the positive. He is surely on his way to success, the old-fashioned way. I find that truly refreshing!

1374 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

21: He will get hit by lightning before anything. LOL. I think Eagle Scouts should have a 'masturbating' badge. They sure can't get girls looking like that.

1374 days ago
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D    

Hey Bubbles, what have you done to impress us lately??? With that kind of attitude, I can bet you don't have ANY girls!!! Obnoxious, insignificant creep!!!

1374 days ago
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Leigh Ann    

What a great young man this guy is. He doesn't need American Idol to be a success in life. He is already accomplished & I'm sure more good things will come from him. Good character is FAR MORE VALUABLE than being the best singer in the school. All you people leaving snarky comments are just jealous you don't have as much to offer as this kid.

1374 days ago
26.

Lemonade    

If this kid had $4.00 - being an eagle scout would still only get him a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Tell me he has a job and I'll be impressed. Not many employers need skill - sets like how to survive 5 days in the woods.

1374 days ago
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snowboardchick    

GOOD FOR YOU CHRIS! I hope my son has what it takes to be an Eagle Scout some day. I'm sure you will be successful no matter what you do.

1374 days ago
28.

HarlotO'Hara    

Bubbles is still jealous of Christopher.

1374 days ago
29.

James    

It's Mo Rocca!

1374 days ago
30.

OooooNooo!    

He is MUCH better off winning his Eagle badge than a stupid American Idiot er, I mean Idol title. He is the real winner.

1374 days ago
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