Rayvon Owen American Idol Audition: Cover Of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” Gives Jennifer Lopez “Goosies” – WATCH VIDEO!
Rayvon Owen proved why he works as a vocal coach on Wednesday’s “American Idol,” in the final audition city of San Francisco. Watch below!
The 23-year-old from Richmond, Virginia was joined at the auditions by his emotional mom, whom he called his “number one supporter.” But having performed a gorgeously stripped down version of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake,” he can now count Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. among his fans, too.
Lopez and Urban simultaneously exclaimed afterward, “You can sing!” Lopez then giddily added, “Goosies!” You know the superstar is moved by an audition when she starts talking about her goosebumps! “You had us on the journey with you,” she told Owen. “It was really, really nice.” Urban further noted, “I’ve always loved that song and then I hear a version like that, and I go, ‘That’s why,'” and went on to praise the “exquisite” melody.
And Connick pointed out, “Sometimes there’s something to be said for standing there, planting your feet, and singing. Not everybody can do that, but you can clearly do that.” He continued, “I thought you sounded great. You look. Nice audition.” Check out the video below, and tell us what you think!