March 14, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

How Scott Savol can win ”American Idol”

Eliminated May 4, 2005

AGE 28

HOMETOWN Shaker Heights, Ohio

WHAT’S IN TUNE Note for note, Scott manages to stay on the melody more than some of his competitors.

WHAT’S OFF-KEY He showed a competitive side in the audition rounds that seems to have been snuffed out in front of a large, live audience.

CLOTHES CALLS Scott hasn’t quite looked comfortable in any of his dull duds. Perhaps an area-code jersey is the way to go?

WHAT IT’LL TAKE TO WIN He might overcome his inherent lack of showmanship by choosing diverse and unexpected songs.

REQUEST LIST D’Angelo’s ”How Does It Feel,” Alan Parsons Project’s ”Eye in the Sky,” k.d. lang’s ”Constant Craving”

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