This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
John Andrew Park (Hangul: 존박, Hanja: 朴成奎, born September 13, 1988) is an American singer of Korean descent. He was a semifinalist on the ninth season of American Idol; placing twentieth. He is the runner-up of Superstar K2, a Korean singing contest held by M.net. He is currently signed to Music Farm Entertainment.
John Park was born in Chicago; prior to entering Superstar K2, he was a student at Northwestern University majoring in Economics. John Park was a member of his college Acapella group Purple Haze. John Park was the semi finalist of American Idol. He later auditioned for the Korean equivalent of "American Idol", Superstar k2, where he became the runner up. His prowess was identified by the Korean population and he went on to become a Korean pop artist, as of 2011.
Park attended Glenbrook North High School. He is an Economics major at Northwestern University. He is currently taking a break from college to pursue a singing career in Korea.
He is a fan of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Gavin DeGraw, Marc Broussard and Jamie Cullum.
American Idol 9:
Park auditioned in Chicago for the ninth season of American Idol with "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" by Blood, Sweat and Tears. The judges were impressed in his audition especially Shania Twain and he made it to the Hollywood round.
He also performed "Sweet Escape" in the group round along with Haeley Vaughn, Jessica Furney and Kelsey Madsen who was cut that round. He made it to the semi-finals. During the top 24, he sang Billie Holiday's God Bless The Child and John Mayer's Gravity for the top 20, but he was eliminated.
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Blood, Sweat and Tears
First Solo (Acapella)
The Sweet Escape
Top 24 (12 men)
Billboard Hot 100 hits
God Bless The Child
Top 20 (10 men)
Billboard Hot 100 hits
After American Idol, Park entered the second season of the Korean talent show Superstar K2, where he finished second.
Song Title and Artist
Even if I die, I can't let you go (2 AM)
Failed (Wild Card Pass)
Soul Vocal (with Huh Gak)
Remake Hits (1960-2010)
10 Minutes (Lee Hyo Ri, 2003)
Lee Moon Sae Special
In The Rain (Lee Moon Sae)
Michael Jackson Special
Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Advanced (Super Save, Highest Scorer)
Judges' Hit Remake
Nights Where I Can't Sleep (Lee Seung Chul)
Advanced (Highest Scorer)
Audiences' Song Choice
Your House (JYP)
Title Song Performance
Drunken Truth (Exhibition),
Always (John Park)
Runner - Up