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The 'American Idol' Auditions That Made J. Lo Cried and Squirmed

January 21, 2011 08:25:14 GMT

The second city in the audition round, New Orleans, brought a bunch of talents ranging from a single mom with disabled child to a 15-year-old singing an Otis Redding.


The 'American Idol' Auditions That Made J. Lo Cried and Squirmed
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New Orleans brought more emotion to "American Idol" season 10 to the point that Jennifer Lopez shed a tear. Twenty three years old Paris Tassin auditioned for the first time, trying to prove to her young daughter that anyone can achieve their dream. Tassin is mother to a 5-year-old who has hearing loss since she became pregnant with her at the age of 18.

She sang a rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home". The judges were so moved by her performance that Lopez teared up in the middle of it. "When you sang, I felt it. I really felt it. It brought tears to my eyes," Lopez said, followed by nods from Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. "I do that for my daughter, cos I want to teach her 'go for you dreams. Do everything you want to do in life and be happy'. I love to sing. It's my dream," Tassin said. She received three yeses.

Lopez was also amazed by 21-year-old piano teacher Jordan Dorsey, who performed a jazz version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Lopez said after his performance, "I have goose bumps all over my body." The judges then made fun of themselves when Jovany Barreto, a shipbuilder from Harvey, Louisiana, opened his shirt as a promise to his mates that he would do it. Jackson and Tyler joined him and the beer-bellied judge joked, "We all look the same."

They were also impressed by 15-year-old Jacee Badeaux who sang Otis Redding's "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay". Lopez said, "You are so sweet and so cute." Tyler added, "Closing my eyes, it was a work of art, a thing of beauty." Then there was Brett Loewenstern who went to Hollywood for his cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody."

  • Paris Tassin
  • Jordan Dorsey
  • Jovany Barreto
  • Jaycee Badeaux
  • Brett Loewenstern


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