If you happen to watch one efficiency from American Idol’s Hollywood Week, please let or not it’s Willie Spence’s. After auditioning for season 19 with an awe-inspiring cowl of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” the Georgia native selected to sing John Legend’s “All of Me” for the style problem, and it undoubtedly solidified his standing as a entrance runner within the singing competitors.
Earlier than Spence’s rendition kicked off, the present performed footage of the 21-year-old explaining his inspiring path to budding fame. After going viral again in 2017, he moved to Hollywood to pursue his singing desires however quickly wound up shifting again to his hometown of Douglas, GA, when his mom had a stroke. “You solely get one mom. I’d do the identical factor many times and once more,” he defined of the choice.
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All three judges have been understandably stupefied by Spence’s “All of Me” cowl – Katy Perry had puppy-dog eyes the whole time, Luke Bryan beamed like a proud dad, and Lionel Richie could not assist however throw his arms up in disbelief over his pure vocals. “Your profession is true there for you,” Richie mentioned earlier than advancing him by means of to the following spherical. Judging by the chatter on social media, many American Idol followers suppose Spence is on his technique to sweeping the whole competitors and nabbing a document deal, and we completely agree.