While Chris Sligh wasn’t crowned the “American Idol” champion back in the sixth season, the show did provide a national platform for his considerable vocal talent.
Eventually placing 10th in the competition, the singer who was once invited to audition for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, not to mention the Juilliard School, has been making compelling music on his own terms ever since.
Once “Idol” wrapped up, Chris’s band Half Past Forever, eventually signed a record deal and immediately went to work on its debut that featured faith-focused songs like “In A Moment,” “Naïve” and “Closer.” But like many groups before them, Half Past Forever didn’t last forever, and Chris made his solo debut in 2007. His song “Empty Me” gained him recognition beyond “American Idol” and was voted the “most musically ambitious” by USA Today.
After several years of touring with some of Christian music’s most prominent artists including Natalie Grant and Aaron Shust, Chris released a Christmas project and as well as his album The Anatomy of Broken, which released in September of 2010.