Monday, March 9, 2009


‘American Idol’s’ ‘White Chocolate’ Has Swagger

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Not even Simon Cowell can mess with American Idol contestant Matt Giraud’s flavor.

Giraud – a Top 13 Idol finalist – admits that his nickname since childhood has been “White Chocolate” because he was one of the “lighter kids singing in the church choir in Detroit.”

In fact, the soulful piano player jokes that his friends call him the “white boy Alicia Keys” for his R&B swagger.

Part of Giraud’s flavor can be seen in his fashion sense, which Simon Cowell isn’t too crazy about.

Cowell voiced his hatred for Giraud’s funky threads last week on Idol, leaving White Chocolate confused.

He laughs, “I don’t know why he’s always hatin’ on me!”

However, he’s not too heartbroken about Simon’s critiques because the judge isn’t exactly known for his fashionable wardrobe.

Giraud notes, “Who takes fashion advice from Simon anyway?”

Idol airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX.

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