"Bo has showcased his exceptional talent and represented the state of Alabama well on national television. Our state is truly blessed with many talented people and I am proud that Bo has made it to the finals," Governor Riley said. "I encourage all Alabamians to show their support and watch Bo perform Tuesday night and call in and vote for Bo after his performance."
From The Smoking Gun:
"Idol" Finalist Dodged Cocaine, Pot Raps
APRIL 28--One of the five remaining "American Idol" finalists was once arrested for felony cocaine possession, but had the charge--and a separate marijuana count--dismissed last year after completing a so-called "diversion program," The Smoking Gun has learned. Harold "Bo" Bice, 29, was busted in June 2001 by Huntsville, Alabama cops and hit with the drug count, a Class C felony, according to the below warrant. He was arrested again in July 2003 near Birmingham and charged with marijuana possession, public intoxication, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to the latter two misdemeanors in December 2004.