Made into the Top 40 contestants on American Idol, but failed to make into the Top 24 (Semi-finals).
The first non-American to sing The Star Spangled Banner at a Red Sox game.
Plays piano, clarinet and saxophone.
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, fluent Mandarin and a little Japanese and Portuguese.
Sang God Bless America at LA Dodgers Stadium to a televised audience of millions.