Mikalah Analise Gordon (born January 14, 1988) is an American singer and eleventh-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. She was the second finalist eliminated on March 25, 2005. Gordon was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same city as her American Idol audition. Her mother, Victoria Cavaricci, is Italian American, and her father, Rocky Gordon, is Italian and Jewish. Gordon was raised Catholic and attended St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic School from 3rd to 8th grade. During her formative years Gordon regularly performed on stage with her father, a jazz musician who mentored his daughter, attempting to improve her versatility. Before Idol, she was with the Helen Joy Young Entertainers, sang at the White House, and worked at an oxygen bar. Gordon was eliminated during 'Billboard #1 Hits' week, on the March 24 show.
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