Chris Medina Debuts New Song ‘What Are Words’

Former “American Idol” hopeful Chris Medina debuts an original song about his emotional story called “What Are Words”, just days after being sent home from season 10 of “Idol”.


Medina, 27, has played in Chicago-area bands for more than a decade and made quite the impact on the “Idol” judges and America. Medina’s fianceé Juliana Ramos was in a serious car accident in 2009, just weeks before the couple’s wedding. She was left with brain damage, and the wedding has yet to occur. Medina’s heartbreaking story and courage tugged at everyone’s heart strings, making him an early favorite.

Medina performed “What Are Words” for the first time on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday.

“What Are Words” was written and produced for Medina by acclaimed hit-making songwriter-producer Rodney Jerkins.

“To go from a mass audition in Milwaukee to the ‘American Idol’ stage in Hollywood and then to record an original song by and for Rodney Jerkins has been an amazing journey not just for me but for Juliana,” said Medina. “To be able to work in the studio with someone of his stature was a dream come true.”

Jerkins said, “When I heard the story of Chris and Juliana, the words and music just flowed. Sometimes a song is more than a song and that’s really true with ‘What Are Words.’”

Check out the music video for “What Are Words”:

Even though Medina did not make the top 24 on “American Idol”, his fans will still have the opportunity to support him by purchasing his new song. You can purchase “What Are Words” on iTunes now.

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