Season-five champ scored tons of love on the show, and his 2006 self-titled major release debuted at No. 2 on the charts. However, Hicks wasn’t able to keep up his career momentum, and was later dropped by his label, Arista. The crooner eventually took a role on Broadway in 2008 in “Grease” and toured the country. Hicks is heading back to the stage with a residency at Bally’s Las Vegas.