Long Island has a long and rich tradition of making major contributions of talent to the entertainment industry.Over the years, the Island has introduced the likes of Billy Joel (pop music), Eddie Murphy (comedy), Patti Lupone (Broadway) and Alec Baldwin (films) to the U.S. and the world.In the sphere of television’s mega-hit, “American Idol (AI),” the young LI man who stands tallest is Kevin Covais of Levittown, NY, who was a Finalist in Season Five (2006) of “Idol” when he was just 16 years old. Today, at age 20, Kevin is still wowing audiences across the country with his marvelous singing talents.But his resume also includes appearances on numerous TV interview and variety series, featured roles in two motion pictures and - - of great and significant importance to him - - a strong relationship with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), as well as appearances for countless other charities. So what’s the next challenge for Kevin Covais?According to the well-traveled and multi-talented star, his future goals include pursuing his true passion - - sportscasting.A sports fan his entire life (his favorite teams include the Yankees, Jets and Knicks), Kevin used to turn the sound off while watching athletic events on TV and do his own play-by-play and commentary.If you combine Kevin’s great voice, knowledge of sports, sparkling personality and quick learning curve, you are sure to have the next Bob Costas or Ian Eagle on your hands.Therefore, a university with a Broadcast Journalism major is at the top of his “To Do” list for Fall 2010. An American Idol While only a freshman at Island Trees High School in Levittown, Kevin auditioned for “AI” in Boston in the fall of 2005.On March 9, 2006, he made it into the Finalists Round.On his journey to the Top 12, Kevin wowed the judges, studio audiences and millions of Americans by singing his renditions of Brian McKnight’s "One Last Cry," Marvin Gaye’s "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and Don McLean’s "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)."In the Finals, he delivered strong performances of Stevie Wonder’s “Part Time Lover” and the classic, “When I Fall in Love,” but ended up being the second finalist to leave the show. That was just the start, however, of his journey of bringing joy and happiness to countless others. Post “Idol” Life After leaving “Idol,” Kevin continued his singing career, and also made a number of media appearances on such programs as The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly,The Ellen DeGeneres Show andJimmy Kimmel Live.He also has been pursuing an acting career, having co-starred in the 2008 comedy film, College, as well as in the romantic comedy, Labor Pains, which stars Lindsay Lohan Today, in addition to his passion for sports and performing, Kevin is a Youth Ambassador for the ADA (he is a diabetic himself), spending valuable time educating young people about the disease. He also makes countless appearances around the country for numerous other charities and non-profit organizations. For sure, Long Island is now blessed with its youngest, and one of its brightest, entertainment stars. Silverman Media&Marketing Group are now Kevin’s Sportscasting & Charity Relationships representatives.The agency Head Coach, Ira H. Silverman, can be reached at 516-495-5280.