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Published: Friday January 30, 2009 13:30 PM EST



The American Idol winner – who's heading out on his first solo tour the day before Valentine's Day – just split from fellow Idol singer Kimberly Caldwell in mid-January. So what does he look for in a girl? "Confidence and compassion," he tells PEOPLE. "To have both means you are probably a pretty well-rounded woman."