Mikalah Gordon Robbed at Gunpoint, Was Not Harmed

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Mikalah Gordon
Former American Idol contestant Mikalah Gordon was "in a panic" but unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint last week, her mother said.

Victoria Cavaricci said robbers accosted her 18-year-old daughter, a 2005 American Idol finalist, and a male friend early Wednesday as they walked down a sidewalk in a neighborhood about 10 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas police confirmed the robbery had occurred and said they were investigating.

"She's not physically harmed, but she's in a panic," Cavaricci said in a phone interview from her Las Vegas home, adding that the robbers took her daughter's cellphone and $5.

Gordon reached the finals of the Fox singing competition in Season Four (won by Carrie Underwood) finishing in 11th place overall. She graduated from high school in Las Vegas and now resides in Los Angeles.

Mikalah is currently recording an album that is still in the conceptual stages. She recently affirmed much of her experience with American Idol had been under a cloud of severe depression. On her official site, Mikalah has stated that she hopes to be an inspiration to young people who deal with depression and similar life issues.

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