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

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

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.

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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