Anthony Fedorov was born in Ukraine, and moved to the United States
in 1994. His parents are both Ukrainian. Fedorov had a tracheotomy as a toddler
due to a birth defect in his windpipe, from which a scar is still visible.
Despite skepticism that he would even be able to talk again, he persevered and
began singing at an early age.
He currently resides in Trevose, Pennsylvania, in Lower Southampton Township. He
is a 2003 graduate of Neshaminy High School and attended Bucks County Community
Of all the American Idol auditioners, he was most well-known for singing
ballads, something which all three judges view as his most suitable style.
Fedorov was voted off American Idol on May 11, 2005, after singing "I'm Already
There" by Lonestar, and "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin & the
Blue Notes during country music/Gamble and Huff week. It is said by many that
his performance of "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was one of his top
performances, having it been on-key the entire song and gaining praise from the
judges. It was considered one of his best along with his performances of Celine
Dion's "I Surrender" and Hall & Oats's "Everytime You Go Away."
Fedorov's fans call themselves the "Fedoration".