“American Idol” aired the San Antonio, Texas auditions on January 30, 2013. Thousands of “Idol” hopefuls auditioned but only a few received the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood. Below are tonight’s featured performers.
Vincent Powell returned to “American Idol” for a second shot at stardom after being eliminated at the end of Hollywood week last season. Powell’s song choice was “Rock Me Baby” and it was an effortless audition. Powell has an amazing voice that would be paired beautifully with Gospel music. Perhaps Hollywood week will go better for him this time around.
Savannah Votion is a single mother of a beautiful little 5-year-old daughter and “American Idol” is her big chance. She opened her audition with the statement, “I’m your next American Idol” and she just might be right. Etta James’ “At Last” was the perfect song for that big beautiful voice of hers. Votion is a natural performer worthy of the golden ticket to Hollywood.
Cristabel Clack is a 29-year-old worship leader from San Antonio, Texas and this was her one and only shot at “American Idol” auditions. She chose to perform “If I Ain’t Got You” for the “Idol” judges and was an instant hit. This lady has a wonderful voice. Her one and only shot paid off, Clack is on her way to Hollywood.
Ann Brooks DiFani, Miss University of Arkansas, was nominated to audition for “American Idol” by her loving husband. She chose to sing Faith Hill’s “Stronger” for her Idol audition and proved to have a nice voice with a pretty tone. Difani seemed to be completely at ease on stage and had a star quality that convinced the judges to grant her a golden ticket.
Victoria Acosta’s audition song of “Big Girls Don’t Cry” failed to impress the “American Idol” judges so they requested Acosta to sing something else. I don’t know the name of the song she chose but it was performed in her native language and it was amazing. Acosta’s voice blossomed to its full potential earning her a ticket to Hollywood.
Papa Peachez is as unique as his name. Peachez claims he may be “a cute little white boy” but he has “a big black woman trapped inside”. To prove his point he launched into an original song for his “American Idol” audition. The judges were split down the middle with “yes” votes from the ladies but “no” from the guys. Randy Jackson had the deciding vote so Nicki Minaj pleaded with him to give Peachez a chance. Jackson relented sending Peachez to Hollywood.
Sanni M’Mairura wants to become a choreographer and performer but most importantly he wants to be a role model for others. Sanni’s rendition of “Who’s Loving You” was fresh and unique. His stage presence was confident, upbeat and enjoyable. The “Idol” judges loved his audition granting M’Mairura 4 easy yeses and a golden ticket.
Adam Sanders is a 19-year-old R&B singer from San Antonio, Texas so his audition choice of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” was no shocker. What was a shock was that beautiful soul filled voice. It was amazing, earning Sanders a standing ovation from the “American Idol” judges and a ticket straight to Hollywood.
That’s it for American Idol’s San Antonio, Texas auditions. Who were your favorites?