Born: May 30, 1989
Date of Birth: May 30, 1989
Kevin Covais is the youngest of three children born to John and Patty Covais of Levittown, New York. The diminutive Covais shot to fame after appearing on season five of American Idol, where he was nicknamed 'Chicken Little' by fellow contestant Paris Bennett because of his resemblance to the Disney movie character. The young singer captivated audiences with his charm and singing abilities, but wound up finishing eleventh in the competition.
After he was eliminated from American Idol, Covais hit the talk show circuit and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Regis and Kelly and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When he returned to his hometown, the mayor presented him with a key to Nassau County and declared March 30th "Kevin Covais Day."
Having proved his talent as a singer, Covais aspires to be an actor. In high school he held starring roles in productions of Guys and Dolls, Godspell and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He was set to star in a school production of Anything Goes, but was forced to give up the role so he could compete on American Idol.
Covais makes his big screen debut in College (2008), alongside Drake Bell and Andrew Caldwell. He also continues to make singing appearances and raps on a track of good friend Paris Bennett's debut CD, "Princess P."
Diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes at age 11, Covais works with the American Diabetes Association to educate young people about diabetes.