Days later, Smith got a phone call back from the show when the producers asked him to come back because Mario Vazquez left the show due to “personal reasons”, so he did, doing very well after coming back. He was dubbed “The Comeback Kid” by judge Paula Abdul because of this.
Smith was voted off on April 6 after his performance of “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story during musical theater week.
He is the son of baseball player Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals, and also has performed at jazz and blues clubs.
Due to his location and his father’s old career he is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, as are fellow contestants Bo Bice, Scott Savol, Mikalah Gordon, judge Paula Abdul, and host Ryan Seacrest.|