For those who follow American Idol, or who are members of the “Soul Patrol,” Sunday night was very special as Taylor Hicks played a rousing set at Smith’s Olde Bar. Taylor Reuben Hicks was born in Brmingham, AL on October 7, 1976, and won the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, beating out finalist Katharine McPhee. Taylor’s win at age 29 made him the oldest Idol winner, and the first male contestant to win American Idol without ending up in the bottom two or three. He is currently on tour in the musical Grease, playing Teen Angel, which just concluded a week-long run at the Fox Theatre. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TAYLOR IN COMPARISON TO OTHER IDOL WINNERS?
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