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American Idol Alum Chris Medina Releases New Single

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Chris Medina didn't make it to this year's Top 24, but he still left an impression on viewers.

Chris won the hearts of many when he told the story of how his fiancee Juliana Ramos was severely injured in a car accident. Being her primary caregiver, he touched many viewers - in fact, leaving many shocked when he didn't make American Idol's top 12 guys.

Now, he's released a song called What Are Words, which was recorded by 19 Recordings/Interscope and written by songwriter-producer Rodney Jerkins.

When writing the song, Rodney said:

"When I heard the story of Chris and Juliana, the words and music just flowed. Sometimes a song is more than a song and that’s really true with What Are Words."

Listen to the song (above). It's really pretty. And very touching.

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23 comments to “American Idol Alum Chris Medina Releases New Single”



  1. 1

    Just so the readers know, HIV positive Perez was paid to promote this hack. Perez is in cahoots with Nigel Lythgoe to promote his artistis.



  2. 2

    The lyrics to this song are horrible.



  3. 3

    This is beautiful and touching. I am humbled.



  4. 4

    Beautiful! Gave me goosebumbs



  5. 5

    HELLO! Perez this song isnt new! Dude this song came out on itunes 2 days after he got kicked off idol along with a music video! he has a record deal with 19 ent too! Now tell me how he got a record deal, recorded a song with rodney jerkins and filmed a music video in a few days! WTF! I know there is a delay but damn! Chances are he had a deal already and they let him on the show so he could gain momentum and then kick him off to start his career. i hate this show just when i was actually starting to watch it again! I guess you can only be a fat musician if you have a tragic story.



  6. 6

    Not bad. It will be a hit. ONE HIT WONDER



  7. 7

    Such a beautiful song. Made me cry!



  8. 8

    Not new…



  9. 9

    very nice!



  10. 10

    SERIOUSLY PEOPLE- QUIT HATING. He has a great voice and its a beautiful song. And Rodney Jenkins is right that sometimes a song is more than words. I felt Chris's emtion with this song. I commend him. He is more of a man than any guy I know for not leaving his fiance when she needed him the most. Yes it was quick for a former contestant to release a single before the top 12 performed. But I think it is ok for Chris. SO PEOPLE- QUIT HATING



  11. 11

    this is actually really good. i mean the guy has a good voice and this is what music is all about you know singing about real stuff. not about the crappy stuff like stars are blind by the not so talented paris. or i don't have a good voice but i wanna become a singer anyways kim kardashian. lol chris medina has talent. so, he didn't make it on top 24 but he still has an amazing voice. and he still will go far. he doesn't need idol. he can make it far on his own with that amazing voice. and for all the haters. i smell a little jealous. because no one is paying any attention to you. just go back to your moms basement and eat twinkies all day and just stop being jealous of what you wish you had especially you lufflyness. hating him is only gonna make him famous. he's already famous to me though. and julianna is gorgeous just the way she is. i hope the best for her and chris. this is an amazing song. love you chris. your off to a great start.



  12. 12

    Beautiful and heartfelt. He is a very talented man. He will go far.



  13. 13

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!



  14. 14

    great song :P i really liked it…touching



  15. 15

    WOW!
    Beautiful!
    There are some really UGLY people who repsond here!!

    Bravo Chris!



  16. 16

    just beautiful



  17. 17

    Re: Brandon Lee – I would not doubt if what you posted is true. Why even win the show anymore, you just need a sad story and get a contract?
    I don't think his voice is that good, honestly. When he gets into the high register he is off key. He is a great man , though.



  18. 18

    Re: Cha_Cha_the famous – TOTALLY AGREE! I honestly think he is probably a great dude and a good musician in his own right so i hope no one thinks im hating on him but i just think it all happened a little to fast even in todays digital age. I hope he goes far everyone deserves a chance but i must say i can hear hints of digital enhancement. Just sayin. Thanks for the reply.



  19. 19

    Re: Brandon Lee – actually, several months go by



  20. 20

    Such a beautiful song and touching. The guys got a great voice and a great heart. A lot of ppl. would not have stayed for the long haul…Thanks for sharing that because i never would have heard it, at least not this soon. Also ignore the haters heres…they aren't worth it.



  21. 21

    Show 'em Randy and Stephen, Chris! Beautiful song, brought tears to my eyes! I hope you go on loving your girl and making more music!



  22. 22

    Chris was let go from AI back in Sept.. the Auditions were over the summer then they taped everything up to the final 24 when the public made their choice. Chris was let go 6 months ago.. plenty of time to get signed and record. I really wish people would do a little research before the trash another human and spread gossip. and Re: TrannyTakesATumble – Who the heck cares that Perez is promoting Chris.. what skin is this off your nose? The only thing you did was promote yourself into looking like and A$$



  23. 23

    I totally understand that time goes by but i think it was ill timed for them to release a song so fast after (from what the public sees) only being let go a couple days. I totally wish him the best, im sure hes a great guy but i also feel they are using his girlfriend way to much and its not fair for anyone to be that exploited, I AM BELEIVING FOR A FULL RECOVERY FOR HER! My dads got liver and kidney failure, is an amputee and is in a nursing home cuz we cant take care of him but No ones running up to me for a record deal, im just saying. I cant even get people to listen to my demos. Im just gonna stop cuz this is a sore subject for me.

    Chris if you read this: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND NEVER GIVE UP, YOUR SO TALENTED AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FIANCE! I know youll be great! I actually do like the song though.