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'American Idol' season 17: Dimitrius Graham is now working on an EP, says show 'opened up a lot of opportunities'

Graham made it all the way to the Top 10 but was eliminated due to low votes. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide, Graham spoke about his plans for the future
UPDATED MAY 17, 2019

Sunday's episode of 'American Idol' season 17 is going to be a grand one with a star-studded lineup. 

While everyone is eager to see who will win the season title, there have been many fan favorites who never made it through to the finale. These contestants have found a place in the hearts of their fans even after being eliminated due to low votes.

One such contestant, who many wished to see in the finale, is Dimitrius Graham. 

Graham made it all the way to the Top 10 but was eliminated due to low votes.

In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Graham spoke about his future plans and new music. 

Graham revealed that he is working on getting new material ready. "I plan on releasing an EP in late August. It is not really a date yet, but I'm just in the studio, you know, just getting new music ready and prepared. I'm kind of open. I mean, being on ' American Idol' has opened up a lot of doors for me. So I'm interested in like a lot of things now. I kind of want to act, you know, I want to do  TV, and possibly movies. I don't just want to be only a singer anymore. It has just opened up a lot of opportunities for me and I really want to take advantage of it," the former contestant revealed. 


Graham was saved by judge Luke Graham during his Top 10 performance.

When we asked Graham if he expected to be saved, he said, "I wasn't expecting it at all because, once you get to the Top 10, the pressure is so crazy. You never know. So now I wasn't expecting. I thought that I failed myself because I'm always so hard on myself. So I thought I was going home. To be saved by him just meant a lot." 

'We're all like a big family', says Dimitrius Graham of American Idol' Season 17 (ABC/Eric McCandless)

The former contestant also revealed that, behind the scenes, the contestants are all like one big family.

"Yeah, we're all like a big family. We're literally around each other every day for hours doing interviews, makeup, and wardrobe. So we're running across all the time and there are people who come from different walks of life, different backgrounds, different religions and different understandings. We're literally just like a big family. We just fight and fuss and, you know, have fun. Those are my brothers and sisters." 

'American Idol' Season 17 grand finale will air on Sunday night at 8 pm. Check your local listings for more information. 

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