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Chikezie Eze

Chikezie Ndubuisi Eze (born September 11, 1985) is an American singer and the tenth place finalist on the seventh season of the television series American Idol. He was born in Inglewood, California to Nigerian immigrants Richard Eze and Chika Emerueh Eze. He has a younger brother, Obinna, and an older sister,Odochi. He began singing when he was 13 years old. He attended high school at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in West LA. Before auditioning for American Idol, he was a Transportation Security Administration screener and a cashier. He spent the 2004-2005 academic year at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. He also studied singing at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California. He previously auditioned for the show's sixth season and made into the Hollywood Round, where he was cut before the top 40. He was good friends with Danny Noriega, who was also in the Hollywood Rounds for Season 6. Holding number 613, Chikezie successfully auditioned again for Season 7 of American Idol and made the top 24 and then the top 12. He was eliminated from American Idol on March 26, 2008, coming in tenth place. He was in the bottom 3 with Jason Castro and Syesha Mercado, who

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Former 'Idol' Chikezie -- Arrest Warrant Issued

Former 'Idol' Chikezie -- Arrest Warrant Issued

Smells like more trouble for "American Idol" alum Chikezie Eze -- because a judge has issued a bench warrant for the 25-year-old in connection to his cologne arrest ... TMZ has learned.According… READ MORE >

'American Idol' Chikezie Eze Pleads in ID Theft Case

'American Idol' Chikezie Eze Pleads in ID Theft Case

"American Idol" alum Chikezie Eze ... who was charged with felony identity theft in connection with trying to allegedly buy two bottles of ridiculously expensive cologne with a phony credit card… READ MORE >

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Chikezie Has Major Baggage in Past

Chikezie Has Major Baggage in Past

Chikezie didn't score with Simon last night, but he was a big hit at Terminal 4 at LAX.We've turned up pictures of Chikizzle when he was working at the Transportation Security Administration at… READ MORE >

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