Tim Urban Biography

Guitarist, Singer (1989–)
Tim Urban is a singer, songwriter and musician who was featured on the 9th season of TV contest American idol.


Born on May 1, 1989, in Tacoma, Washington to a big musical clan, singer/songwriter Tim Urban succeeded in reaching the top 12 of American Idol (2002-) after another contestant was disqualified. Urban left the program in the spring of 2010 after it was revealed that he didn't get enough votes to stay in the competition and he has since continued to perform, establishing an online presence and releasing the EP Heart of Me (2010).

Early Life

Singer Timothy Joseph Urban was born on May 1, 1989, in Duncanville, Texas, to parents David and Doris Urban. A family with a strong religious background, the Urbans raised their children in the Christian faith. Tim and his nine siblings were all homeschooled by their mother.

Tim began singing and playing the guitar at the age of 13, focusing mainly on Christian music. He joined the Actors, Talent and Models for Christ (AMTC) talent agency, performed in hotels and restaurants, and played the Christian music circuit with his band.

'American Idol'

Urban audition for American Idol in 2009, and made it into the top 24 contestants on the ninth season of the show. (He replaced musician Chris Golightly as a finalist after Golightly was considered ineligible for competition.) Urban was in the top 10 finalists on the show but was voted out at end the end of the "Idol Gives Back" episode.

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