Gedeon McKinney is one of the top 24 contestants in Season 5 of FOX's "American Idol."

Gedeon McKinney is a 17 year old from Memphis, Tennessee. He hails from a family of seven children (four boys and three girls). Too young to join the choir, he sang on the steps of a church for his first standing ovation. He is a senior at The Yo! Memphis Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

Audition City: Chicago

Voted off March 9




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FACTS

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Age: 28 years old
Birthday: October 1, 1988
Full Name / Real Name: Gedeon Luke McKinney
Birthplace: Memphis, TN




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