Singer/song writer Alejandro Aranda wowed judges with his original song “Out Loud” on American Idol 2019 Auditions, Wednesday, March 6.
This 24-year-old dishwasher from Pomona, California is a triple threat: he wrote the song, sings it and accompanies himself on the guitar. Sounds like a young John Mayer IMO. And guess what? Alejandro is going to Hollywood.
Lionel Richie tells Aranda that he is inspired by his talent. “You have such a career. And the fact that you don’t know it makes it even more special. There’s nothing like you my friend.” Agrees Luke Bryan, “I just feel like I’m in the presence of greatness.” The country singer says, “I am so glad you are here. It was like watching my favorite movie that I did not want to end.” And pop princess Katy Perry agrees, “I think you’re really special. I think you’re an absolute genius.”
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American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle USA and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. The fun begins with the audition rounds, in which hopefuls from across the country try to wow the judges, who select the most impressive talent from each city. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. On March 11, 2018, the sixteenth season debuted on ABC.