Rosado graduated from Durant High School in 2010. He is currently a student at Hillsborough Community College and works at the front desk clerk at an infectious diseases doctor’s office. His musical influences are Francesca Battistelli, Kirk Franklin and Israel Houghton.
Rosado auditioned for American Idol four times in a row previously to the eleventh season. Jennifer Lopez has dubbed him as “Jer-Bear.”
In the semi-finals, Rosado performed “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles. He was not one of the top five vote getters, but was one of the six contestants selected to perform in the wild card round. In the wild card round, he performed “I Know You Won’t” by Carrie Underwood and was one of the three contestants selected to be a wild card and advanced to the top 13. In the top 13, he performed Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky”. He was the lowest male vote getter and went against Elise Testone, as the lowest female vote getter. The judges chose to save Testone and Rosado was eliminated from the competition. He is the first male and fourth wild card finalist to be the eliminated first in the finals