Stefano Langone could have gotten lost in the “American Idol” machine.
The season 10 finalist – Jennifer Lopez selected him as her wild card –finished in seventh place and landed a record deal with Hollywood Records as well as management from “Idol’s” 19 Entertainment and Red Light Management.
A handful of singles were issued, including 2012’s dance-pop confection “I’m on a Roll” and slow burner “Yes to Love.” Both singles generated some buzz, but weren’t radio hits. And like numerous “Idol” alum, Langone’s post-show deals were short-lived and he exited before issuing a debut.
But Langone refused to become another entry in “Idol’s” storied spin cycle. He took the...