At that time he developed an interest in music, following the lead of his older brother. After graduating from the Conservatory, Maroulis trained as an acting apprentice at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival Along with Bo Bice (also from Season 4) and Taylor Hicks (winner of Season 5), Maroulis was one of the first contestants to benefit from this change.By age eleven he was studying the trumpet at Eisenhower Middle School. Maroulis and Bice are also notable for being among the first contestants to compete using the rock idiom.Maroulis was featured on the American Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers compilation with "My Funny Valentine".His rendition of the Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" also earned him the praise of judges, including that of the usually harsh Simon Cowell.
To this day they screw up my name, and I didn’t want that to happen to her,” he tells PEOPLE.12 after an altercation with the mother of his child, Angel Reed.She accused him of pushing her to the ground and kicking her, and he said it was self-defense after she threw things at him and injured his leg.In court: American Idol star Constantine Maroulis has appeared in court after a second arrest over his turbulent break-up with ex-girlfriend Angel Reed. Maroulis and his property and these have previously been reported to law enforcement. He was accused of breaching his restraining order Reed (right, leaving Wyckoff Municipal Court on Wednesday), the mother of his four-year-old daughter, complained that Maroulis (left, entering court) had emailed her.