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Nikko Smith

Nikko Smith

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Nikko Smith ("American Idol")

Nelly's 9th Annual Black and White Ball at Four Seasons Hotel

Nikko Smith performs at Nelly's 9th Annual Black and White Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Photo by Jon Gitchoff

Nikko Smith, son of St. Louis baseball legend Ozzie Smith, competed on Season 4 of “American Idol” after auditioning in St. Louis. Smith got as far as the live semifinals; he was eliminated just outside of the Top 10. But after semifinalist Mario Vazquez mysteriously dropped out of the show, Smith was reinstated — then eliminated again. He was known as the Comeback Kid and performed songs such as Tevin Campbell’s “Can We Talk,” Sisqo’s “Incomplete” and Stevie Wonder’s “Part-Time Lover.”

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