23 Feb 2011 11:38 PM
FORMER ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ HOPEFUL CHRIS MEDINA TO PERFORM ON NBC’S ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO’ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
 
 


Medina -- An Early Favorite Who Captured America’s Attention with a Heart-wrenching Love Story -- Was Eliminated on Tonight’s Show Ending His Journey on the Singing Competition


BURBANK, Calif. – February 23, 2011 – “American Idol” hopeful Chris Medina is scheduled to perform on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Friday, February 25 (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET).

Medina captured America and the “Idol” judges’ attention early in the competition for more than just his vocal skills. He is the primary caregiver to his fiancée, Juliana Ramos, who was severely injured in a car accident just months before they were supposed to wed.

In an emotional moment, Medina was eliminated on tonight’s episode, which ended his amazing journey on the popular singing competition show.

Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band will accompany Medina on “What Are Words” – a song inspired by Medina’s love story. The track which was written and produced by Rodney Jerkins will be available online Thursday.

‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.

For artwork from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” please visit the NBC press website at www.nbcumv.com <
http://www.nbcumv.com/> or contact julie.true@nbcuni.com <julie.true@nbcuni.com> . For embed codes from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” please visit http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/ <http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/> .

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tracy St.Pierre, NBC Entertainment Publicity, (818) 777-2940, tracy.stpierre@nbcuni.com

 

For more information contact:

Tracy St.Pierre
t:(818) 777-2940
e: tracy.stpierre@nbcuni.com