Bonus setups from our photo shoot with ''American Idol'' fave (see more in this week's issue, on sale now)! Plus: He talks about coming out, a possible tour, and his picks for entertainer and TV show of the year
''I honestly didn't feel like I would get that far on the show. I thought, I'm not as conventional as American Idol usually likes. I just didn't expect the judges and the audience to be as supportive as they were. Week after week, when I got through, I said, 'Wow, this is, like, working out!' I didn't think I'd get to the end.''
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