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Alumnus advances to next round in China’s 'American Idol'

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Eddie Rogers ’00 is a singer at heart who knows his Chinese, which he learned at North Central. He competed in China’s version of American Idol—Super Boy 2010, a reality singing contest produced by Hunan TV to find the next male singing sensation in China. Audience voting advanced him to the next round, which was quite a feat considering the other winners were Chinese and Rogers is an African-American who has perfect Chinese diction, thanks to his North Central Chinese instructor Annie Liu, who was also present at the event. For the first time, the contest was expanded internationally and Rogers competed in the North American division contest April 24 in Chicago. View a couple of his songs during the competition on YouTube.