By Chuck Arnold Jessica Herndon
May 17, 2010 12:00 PM

>• The American Idol season 7 finalist, 23, has a new self-titled album and a new wife, Mandy Mayhall.

ON HIS IDOL PICKS THIS SEASON

Crystal Bowersox is my favorite. Also, I like Casey James a lot. He’s a great singer and guitar player; really cool.

ON HIS PREWEDDING SERENADE

We have a tradition in Colombia [where his parents are from]: You serenade the bride at midnight before the wedding. So me and all my uncles snuck in her house and sang love songs to her.

ON HIS HONEYMOON

We spent a week at Atlantis in the Bahamas and saw Justin Bieber perform. Then I was playing some blackjack, turned around, and it was Justin in the casino. I was like, “Are you allowed to be in here?”

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