Matt Sayles, Associated Press
Ace Young of "American Idol"

Another "American Idol" alumnus is heading to "Grease" on Broadway.

Ace Young, who competed on season five of the Fox show, joins the cast Sept. 9, playing Kenickie in the revival of the popular musical.

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter — known for his pretty looks and falsetto vocals — will make his debut two days after fellow "Idol" Taylor Hicks completes a two-month stint as Teen Angel. Hicks took home the "Idol" title in 2006.

Young will perform through Jan. 18.

"I'm really excited," he said. "I had a lot of things kind of open up for me and when the role of Kenickie was offered, it's something that I've always wanted to do as a kid. That's always been my favorite role from 'Grease."'

Young likes that Danny Zuko's right hand man is a guy's guy.