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Gone Country:Mikalah Gordon

As a contestant on the fourth season of the hit show American Idol, Mikalah Gordon quickly won over the hearts of her fans. Finishing as a Top 12 Finalist, Gordon competed alongside season four winner Carrie Underwood. During the competition, Gordon's most noted performance was her rendition of Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child."

Prior to her big break on American Idol, the Las Vegas native performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House as a member of the Helen Joy Young Entertainers. She also starred in several of her High School's productions, including Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and Singing in the Rain.

After American Idol, Gordon landed a guest-starring role on Fran Drescher's sitcom, Living with Fran. On the show, she played Fran's cousin Brianna, a Broadway singer. She also landed a guest-starring role on the CBS military drama The Unit. Following a 2006 appearance on The Tyra Banks Show, Gordon was hired by Tyra Banks as a correspondent for the show.

Gordon also serves as co-host of American Idol Extra on the Fox Reality Channel, in which she provides behind-the-scene looks of the show each week.