He then embarked on a surreptitious music career, sneaking out at night to perform at local bars.
The season 5 "American Idol" winner told TMZ he thought he was going to die on Wednesday when an engine on the private plane he was on stopped working.
The guys aren’t taking things seriously, which helps, but still doesn’t make the show much fun to watch, as the double entendre filled banter gets old really quick.
Hicks was enjoying some time back home with his family and friends in Birmingham, Ala. He had been on the road for about four weeks filming his new television show, “State Plate.” The show will premiere this fall on INSP Network. Hicks is hosting and said, “It’s a plate of food that has booze, appetizers, desserts, entrees that are all indigenous to their respective states.” He’s filming in Vermont and will be showcasing some food from here, too. He’s been in the restaurant business for about seven years now and said, “If you’re in Alabama, you can’t not be a foodie.It doesn’t really matter, because they’re all “hot” girls. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!What would have made the show more interesting and crueler, would have been to throw in a few sexy sounding girls who didn’t meet the typical Hollywood beauty standard. I don’t see the point of the guys initially listening without looking. I seriously lost a few IQ points watching this show, so I hope you all are happy! The women are mostly over-endowed, under-dressed and annoyingly effusive. I’m trying to avoid the Video Takedown Police.) taylor-choice2 I can understand why an entertainer would agree to appear on a show like this. Taylor Hicks says his life flashed before his eyes when his private plane blew one of its engines midair ... Taylor Hicks was booked to perform at a BCS Championship pre-game event today. the guy almost missed his flight due to a national weather…and owes his life to the skills of his amazing pilot. READ MORE "American Idol" champ Kris Allen is DEAD WRONG ... at least according to Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks -- and his own shining success is proof. READ MORE Former 'American Idol' champ Taylor Hicks pulled a full-on rock star move to force his way onto an airplane in Atlanta after nearly missing his flight. READ MORE Former "American Idol" star Taylor Hicks laid out in Mexico yesterday, working on his soulful tan.I’ve always been around restaurants, so obviously always been around food.I’ve always thrown my hat into the ring, so to speak, in the hosting department. The contestants listen to pitches from single women/men (yes, there will be a few episodes with female contestants) with their backs turned to them. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. Season 5 Idol winner, Taylor Hicks was one of 4 bachelors on this FOX “dating” show, along with Jersey Shore’s The Situation, NFL Football player, Warren Sapp and TV chef, Rocco Di Spirito., with dating. I’m so glad I don’t ever have to watch Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net.Except, Taylor kinda went off script here, which host Cat Deeley (Yes. Stereotypes galore abound, and at times, I would have sworn the 60s and 70s never happened.