ARTICLE on Charlie Askew
Little Rock, Arkansas, native and American
Idol 2013 hopeful Charlie Askew suffers
from “Charlie Askew Syndrome,” according
to his mom.
Don’t worry -- it’s not
contagious. He describes himself as
“socially awkward,” but the doctors
weren’t able to diagnose the issue, per se.
“When I was little I wasn’t able to reach
out and connect with people socially or
verbally,” Charlie said during his Baton
Rouge American Idol audition.
music, finally I found an outlet, some way
I can express myself.”
His quirky and candid persona captured
the hearts of the judges, but it was his
performances of Queen’s “Breakthru”
followed by Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy”
that really wowed.
In his “Road to Hollywood” audition on
americanidol.com , the Top 40 contestant
said it was Robert Plant who inspired him.
He watched the musical legend perform
and said to himself, “That’s what I want to
As for what makes him stand out, Charlie
said, “I have perfect pitch.” We’ll let the
Dawg be the judge of that! He also plays
Charlie is aiming high when it comes to
his singing aspirations. Not only does he
want to be the next American Idol but, as
he said, “I want to change the world with
Charlie doesn’t exactly fit the mold of
former American Idol winners. Do you
think this will matter?
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