american idol

Francis Lewis supports its ‘Idol’ Heejun Han
Francis Lewis supports its ‘Idol’ Heejun Han
News Melissa Chan 3/27/2012 at 3:14PM

Heejun Han can count on his alma mater to keep him in the running in one of the biggest singing competitions in the nation. The 22-year-old “American Idol” contestant from Flushing survived to advance to the show’s top nine last week, although not without landing in the bottom three for the first time this season. [...]

Heejun Han survives the bottom three on American Idol
Heejun Han survives the bottom three on American Idol
News Billy Rennison 3/23/2012 at 9:38AM

Queens’ Heejun Han found himself in American Idol’s bottom three vote getters for the first time this season, but survived to advance to the show’s top 9 and keep his Idol dream alive. Han was joined by DeAndre Brackensick and Erika Van Pelt as the bottom three vote getters with Van Pelt being sent home. [...]

Heejun Han performs Billy Joel’s “My Life” on American Idol
Heejun Han performs Billy Joel’s “My Life” on American Idol
News Billy Rennison 3/22/2012 at 10:59AM

Queens’ Heejun Han lit up the American Idol stage with the bright personality he has become known for, though the judges felt his vocals were lacking luster. This week, the Idol top 10 tackled the songs of Billy Joel. Han previously performed Joel’s “New York State of Mind” last month in his final performance before [...]

The Accidental Idol: Heejun Han talks with The Courier
The Accidental Idol: Heejun Han talks with The Courier
News Alexa Altman 3/21/2012 at 4:59PM

Heejun Han landed in “American Idol’s” Top Ten by accident. The 22-year-old from Flushing auditioned for the show as a means to propagate his organization – a group called Milal that assists special needs children. He sought to spread the word, hopefully help the kids he adored. He never thought music, something previously regarded as [...]

Heejun Han performs “Right Here Waiting” on American Idol
Heejun Han performs “Right Here Waiting” on American Idol
News Billy Rennison 3/15/2012 at 11:21AM

After American Idol’s dozen finalists were narrowed down to 11 before the show even began, Heejun Han took the stage to mixed review from the judges. Host Ryan Seacrest opened the show by announcing that “with the cooperation of law enforcement we discovered information that left us with no choice but to eliminate one of [...]

Heejun Han cruises into American Idol top 12
Heejun Han cruises into American Idol top 12
News Billy Rennison 3/09/2012 at 9:08AM

Queens crooner Heejun Han has cruised into American Idol’s top 12. Viewer votes chose the bottom guy and girl and the judges chose who to send home. The choice came down to Jeremy Rosado and Elise Testone. The judges ended Roasado’s journey. On Wednesday’s episode, Han performed Stevie Wonder’s “All In Love Is Fair.” The [...]

Heejun Han sings Stevie Wonder in American Idol’s top 13
Heejun Han sings Stevie Wonder in American Idol’s top 13
News Billy Rennison 3/08/2012 at 11:15AM

Heejun Han continued on his American Idol journey Wednesday night impressing judges and winning over fans. Each contestant took on a Whitney Houston or Stevie Wonder tune on the singing competition’s 400th episode, with the Flushing native performing Wonder’s “All In Love Is Fair.” The judging triumvirate was impressed. “Fantastic,” said Steven Tyler.  “I love [...]

Two Queens contestants make it to American Idol’s top 24
Two Queens contestants make it to American Idol’s top 24
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 2/26/2012 at 11:13AM

Hundreds of thousands of “American Idol” hopefuls were narrowed down to 24 over the past month, with two Queens crooners making the cut. Heejun Han, of Flushing, and Astoria’s Creighton Fraker both withstood the auditions, Hollywood and a trip to Las Vegas to make it to the shows semifinals round, and now have the opportunity [...]