Friday, May 4, 2007

American Idol Cast-Off Is A Navy Man First, Idol Second

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Cast-off Phil Stacey has been very dedicated to American Idol, but he’s even more dedicated to the U.S. Navy.

That’s the word from the Navy officer-turned-idol – who was booted from the show this past Wednesday (May 2) – who insists no matter how big his music career gets, his first priority is serving the Navy.

Says Stacey: “My primary responsibility is to the Navy. If they need me for a mission, I’ll be there, even if it’s in the middle of my American Idol tour. It would break my heart to leave the tour, but I’ve got a committment and duty to uphold to the U.S. Navy.”

Fortunately, Stacey doesn’t think he’ll be called to the frontlines anytime soon and has already spoken to his commanding officer about being able to tour with Idol this summer.

He adds, “The Navy has backed me 100 percent during my time on Idol. They’ve been flexible with my schedule so far, so things look really promising at this point.”

And Stacey is sure his Navy buddies will keep rooting for him.

He explains: “They joked with me when I first started Idol but now they send me sweet little text messages that say ‘Phil, you’re my idol.”’

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