American Idol Finalist Anthony Fedorov visits USAFE bases

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- American Idol Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov will tour USAFE bases in April promoting the kick-off of the annual USAFE Services Extreme Summer program. Fedorov will also be a judge and perform at both the USAFE Youth and Teen Talent Contest April 13 and at the USAFE Idol Contest on April 14 both at Ramstein Air Base.
Fedorov will Spangdahlem Air Base April 15. (Courtesy photo)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- American Idol Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov will tour USAFE bases in April promoting the kick-off of the annual USAFE Services Extreme Summer program. Fedorov will also be a judge and perform at both the USAFE Youth and Teen Talent Contest April 13 and at the USAFE Idol Contest on April 14 both at Ramstein Air Base. Fedorov will Spangdahlem Air Base April 15. (Courtesy photo)

HQ USAFE SERVICES - SEMBACH AB GE -- American Idol Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov will tour USAFE bases in April promoting the kick-off of the annual USAFE Services Extreme Summer program. Fedorov will also be a judge and perform at both the USAFE Youth and Teen Talent Contest April 13 and at the USAFE Idol Contest on April 14 both at Ramstein Air Base. 

Fedorov will visit the following USAFE bases during his tour:
April 12 -14 Kaiserslautern Military Community, Germany
April 15 Spangdahlem AB, Germany
April 16 RAF Lakenheath, UK
April 17 RAF Fairford, UK
April 19 Lajes Field, Azores
April 21 Moron AB, Spain

From a young boy who was never supposed to be able to speak, to a man with a golden voice - Anthony Fedorov has truly beaten all the odds. 

Anthony was born in the Ukraine in 1985 to a very musical family. His grandmother sang opera and, what can be called, Russian "country" music and his father plays guitar and accordion. 

As a very young child Anthony was stricken with a growth in his throat which needed removal. The doctors feared that removal of the growth would result in his inability to ever speak. For a considerable time that was true. But, with the strength and caring of his family, Anthony overcame that hurdle however, the physical scar remains -- as in the tracheotomy which is so clearly visible and frankly has become one of Anthony trademarks. 

At the age of 9 Anthony moved with his family to the U.S.A. At that time the only words he could say in English were 'thank you,' which he learned in school in Russia. By age 10 he was speaking fluent English and by age 14 he was singing in clubs and restaurants around his hometown of Philadelphia and within New York. 

In 2005 as an American Idol Season Four contestant, Anthony landed in the Top 4 with Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice and Vonzel Solomon before being voted off the popular television show. 

Anthony continues to tour and perform live. He is working on solo material with some of music's most successful songwriters and he found time to co-star as a celebrity judge in the MTV networks original show 'MTV's Little Talent Show Triple Threat' which aired on the network this fall. 

Anthony will continue his work as a celebrity judge when he comes to USAFE to help select the 2007 USAFE Idol at the contest finale taking place April 14 at Ramstein. Following the contest Anthony will make appearances at the abovementioned USAFE bases to kick off Extreme Summer. 

For more information, visit the Extreme Summer 07 Web site at www.extremesummer.com .