February 03, 2011 08:29:03 GMT
Country flavor was heard throughout the day, but one cowboy shows the pipes which have spawned him an album.
"American Idol" continued the search for the next idol in Austin, Texas and the judges admitted 50 contestants. As usual, there were a lot of cowboys trying their luck but only a few passed through the judges, one of them is John Wayne Schulz.
Arriving in Cowboy attires, he did not dress up as a gimmick because it is his real-life job. His mother is fighting breasts cancer and she made him promise that he would audition for the show. He, fortunately, got the voice that is worthy a golden ticket. "I get you," Randy Jackson said.
Billboard reported that the 23-year-old had released an album when he was 14 years old. "Ropin' Dreams" was recorded and released on the Texas-based independent label BSW Records. Label's CEO Frank Willson said about Schulz's participation on "Idol", "I think he will [go far], yes."
Schulz was not the only one leaving an impressive mark on the audition. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy were also amazed by the last act of the day, Casey Abrams. He sang a rendition of "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Ray Charles and gave it a twist. Cutting the chase, Randy stopped him and asked his colleagues to say "Yes" at the same time.
Other notable auditions in Austin are that of Courtney Penry, Janelle Arthur and power couple Jacquelline Dunford & Nick Fink. Meanwhile, the Thursday edition aired this week will visit Los Angeles.