Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meet the Guys

Let’s take a minute to meet the 12 guys who will be singing for our votes tomorrow night…

Lee DeWyze
Hometown: Mount Prospect, IL
Currently Resides: Mount Prospect, IL
Age: 23
Our first real dose of Lee was his final Hollywood performance of “You Found Me.”

Andrew Garcia
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Currently Resides: Moreno Valley, CA
Age: 24
Andrew will forever be known as the guy who did “Straight Up” acoustic during Hollywood Week.

Tyler Grady
Hometown: Nazareth, PA
Currently Resides: Nazareth, PA
Age: 20
The most we saw of the 70s loving Tyler was his audition with “Let’s Get It On.”

Todrick Hall
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Currently Resides: Arlington, TX
Age: 24
Todrick was part of the Destiny’s Wild drama on Group Day (and the somersaulter), but he might be best known for the original song about “Idol” he wrote for his audition.

Casey James
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Currently Resides: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 27
Casey gave some great performances in Hollywood, but he will always be known as the guy who took his shirt off for Kara and Victoria at his audition.

Aaron Kelly
Hometown: Sonestown, PA
Currently Resides: Sonestown, PA
Age: 16
Aaron wowed with “The Climb” at his first audition, but then struggled with lyrics in Hollywood.

Alex Lambert
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Currently Resides: North Richland Hills, TX
Age: 19
Alex was a member of Dreamers, the Group led by the ultra pushy Mary Powers. He was one of the many who did “I’m Yours” for his last performance.

Michael Lynche
Hometown: Astoria, NY
Currently Resides: Astoria, NY
Age: 26
“Big Mike” is probably the most well-known of the guys because of his baby being born on national TV. And of course, there was that whole story about him getting kicked off…

Joe Muñoz
Hometown: Huntington Park, CA
Currently Resides: Huntington Park, CA
Age: 20
My only note on Joe is his Hollywood performance of “Man In the Mirror,” but I’m sure we saw him somewhere else. I just don’t remember where.

John Park
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Currently Resides: Evanston, IL
Age: 21
John showed us his gorgeous lower register during his Chicago audition with “More Than You’ll Ever Know.”

Jermaine Sellers
Hometown: Joliet, IL
Currently Resides: Joliet, IL
Age: 27
Jermaine caught our eyes with his gorgeous rendition of “One of Us” at his audition. For his sake, I hope people remember that instead of him throwing the band under the bus during Hollywood Week.

Tim Urban
Hometown: Duncanville, TX
Currently Resides: Duncanville, TX
Age: 20
Tim is now best known for being the replacement guy. His first Hollywood performance was a shaky “Come Back to Me,” but he got through because he has a good sound.

Photos Credit: Patrick Ecclestein/FOX