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Reston's Nate Tao Advances on 'Idol'

Viewers of Fox's American Idol saw Nate Tao, a 24-year-old singer from Reston, get the golden ticket to Hollywood on Thursday night.

Tao told the judges an interesting backstory - both of his parents are deaf.

Tao, who attended Herndon High School and is a 2010 graduate of Ithaca College, auditioned for the show in Oklahoma City last summer. He is now based in Los Angeles. 

Reston Patch will be following Tao's progress as he moves on to Hollywood week on Idol next week, and hopefully we will be in touch with him.

Meanwhile, learn more about Nate Tao on his website, Facebook and Twitter. and YouTube. Read this profile of Tao on the release of his debut album while still in college.

BBurns February 01, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Aw, the kid is good! Found a clip - around 1:50 if you want to skip the nuttiness: http://www.wetpaint.com/american-idol/video/nate-tao-sings-stevie-wonders-for-once-in-my-life-in-american-idol-2013-oklahoma-city-auditions-video
Stella McEnearny February 02, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Thanks, Beth! We're fortunate - much better Tao than Te'o...
Becky Waldrup February 02, 2013 at 01:32 PM
I wasn't going to watch Idol this year, but now will have to follow Nate's progress! TBD - will Restonians rally 'round him?

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