Anthony Federov was born in the Ukraine, but moved to the United States in 1994. It was a miracle he could sing at all; due to a birth defect in his windpipe, he underwent a tracheotomy at an early age.

Anthony placed fourth in Carrie's season, and became a good friend to her along the way. He was best known for singing ballads, until being eliminated during country week.

Week Theme Song sung Artist Order sung Status
Top 24 (12 Men) Contestant's Choice "Hold On to the Nights" Richard Marx 3 Advanced
Top 20 (10 Men) Contestant's Choice "I Want to Know What Love Is" Foreigner 9 Advanced
Top 16 (8 Men) Contestant's Choice "I've Got You" Marc Anthony 3 Advanced
Top 12 1960s "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka 6 Safe
Top 11 Billboard #1 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Aretha Franklin

George Michael

1 Bottom 3
Top 10 1990s "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Elton John 7 Safe
Top 9 Classic Broadway "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" The Sound of Music 5 Safe
Top 8 Year They Were Born
"Every Time You Go Away" Paul Young 4 Safe
Top 7 1970s Dance Music "Don't Take Away the Music" Tavares 4 Bottom 3
Top 6 21st Century "I Surrender" Celine Dion 4 Bottom 2
Top 5 Lieber & Stoller
Current Week Billboard Chart
"Poison Ivy"
The Coasters

Backstreet Boys

Bottom 2
Top 4 Country Music
Gamble & Huff
"I'm Already There"
"If You Don't Know Me by Now"

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes