jamar rogers idol video 'American Idol': Jamar Rogers foregoes show to pursue other avenues in musicRemember Danny Gokey’s friend Jamar Rogers, featured heavily on season 8 of “American Idol?”

The Milwaukee native tried out for “American Idol” again for season 9, but dropped out before the judges could make a decision about him.

He tells FOX 6 that having already made it to the Chair Round in Hollywood didn’t give him any kind of advantage in season 9 — “The producers were just as hard on me, I felt just as knocked down as everybody else.”

So instead of pursuing “Idol” one more time, Rogers has signed on with producer Phil Ramone, a Grammy-winning producer who has worked with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Madonna. 


Good luck to Jamar in his musical pursuits!

Follow Zap2it Andrea on
and follow Zap2it
on Twitter
and Facebook
for the latest movies, TV and celebrity news


Kevin Covais blogs for Zap2it on the Top 24 Idols
Adam Lambert tweets his ‘Idol’ picks
Danny Gokey’s ‘My Best Days’ album

for the Worst picks Haeley Vaughn

‘American Idol’ on Zap2it: News | Recaps

Photo and video credit: FOX 6 Now

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."