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'Idol' Reject -- He's an Eagle Scout Now!

1/24/2011 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Cordeiro's singing wasn't up to par on "American Idol" this week, but his ability to tie a knot (or something like that) is apparently first rate -- cause he just got his Eagle Scout badge.

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Cordeiro's rendition of "My Way" didn't get him an invitation to Hollywood -- "You scared everyone in the room," was Steven Tyler's reaction -- but this weekend in New Jersey, Cordeiro got his medal and badge ... signifying he had achieved the highest rank possible in the Boy Scouts.

How many merit badges do you think Taylor Hicks has?


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Brooke    

Ha. There should be a poll on this. Who sang it better, this kid or Harvey.

1317 days ago
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Trish    

Good for him. He should be proud of himself!

1317 days ago
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ALEX    

Can someone be more NERD than this guy?

1317 days ago
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Carvey    

I don't watch AA so I didn't see the kid perform, but making Eagle Scout is quite an accomplishment. It's like the Nobel Prize of teenage nerdom. Kudos to you, nerdboy.

1317 days ago
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Carvey    

"How many merit badges do you think Taylor Hicks has?"

He appears to have 27. Eagle Scouts need at least 21.

1317 days ago
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D    

Congrats!!!!!!

1317 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I am an eagle scout..welcome to the club ya geek

1317 days ago
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Firefly    

That is a very big accomplishment. My son made Eagle and it takes determination and a lot of hard work to achieve that rank. Congratulations Chris.

1317 days ago
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Chia    

Congratulations Chris!

(Ignore the haters, they are jealous and probably didn't make it out of cub scouts)

1317 days ago
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lisa    

My son is in Cub Scouts now. I wouldn't mind if he made Eagle Scout! That is an amazing accomplishment!

1317 days ago
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Max    

Nice. As others mention, this is a BIG deal. Very tough to do as you're finishing scout stuff when most of your friends think it's completely uncool.

What they don't know is that being an Eagle scout opens doors, seriously. In business it's like a class ring/fraternity/old school thing all rolled into one. It's a door opener and always a conversation starter in interviews.

So congrats Chris. Time to relax for a while, you've earned it.

1317 days ago
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Jbwx2    

Congratulations Chris!! That is way more important than AI ever will be!! More power and success to you!!

1317 days ago
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cekeste    

American Idol audition AND Eagle Scout???? Most people wont even attempt these. You've got cajones, kid.

1317 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

LOL...jealousy is running rampant.

Congratulations to Chris!!!

1317 days ago
15.

SoThere    

Taylor who?

1317 days ago
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