Scott Thomas Savol (born April 30, 1976) is an American singer and was the 5th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he records music. Savol has a son named Brandon. He has been married to Rochelle since June 8, 2006. During the American Idol competition, The Smoking Gun reported that Savol had previously been charged with misdemeanor assault for hitting his girlfriend and mother of his son, Michele Martin, with a telephone on February 14, 2001 so hard that the phone broke. Savol pled the charge down to disorderly conduct, for which he received probation and was ordered to complete a domestic abuse or anger management class; his girlfriend received a temporary restraining order against him.
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