Mario Vazquez

Mario Vazquez

Mario VazquezMario Adrián Vázquez (born June 15, 1977) is a Puerto Rican-American singer from The Bronx, New York City. He competed on American Idol’s fourth season, which aired on the FOX network in early 2005.

Biography
Early life

Raised by his single mother, Ada, in the Bronx, Vazquez is an alumnus of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He was also involved in the CityKids Repertory Company in New York City, which enabled him to travel the country and perform in front of the President and at major charitable functions and shelters. In 2005, he was reunited with his estranged father, Mario Rivera, who discovered that his son was on American Idol while channel surfing.

Controversy

In 2007, Magdaleno Olmos, an employee of Fremantle Media which produces American Idol, filed a lawsuit against Fremantle Media, Fox Entertainment, and Mario Vazquez claiming wrongful termination.

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