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Katy Perry Starts Singing Gospel Song Along with Teen During 'American Idol' Audition

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American Idol” season 17 has been a whirlwind. The initial round of auditions are finally over, and wow do these “American Idol” hopefuls have some stellar competition on their hands.

Every time we think we may have found our no. 1 pick, a new talent shows up and stuns us with a voice that has us asking, “Where has this person been all of our lives?”

Drake McCain of Spring City, Tennessee, is one of those people. At the age of 17, this young man has seen more life than most. With ten siblings, McCain is the man of the house.

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He works at the local grocery store to help his single mom make end’s meet.

“None of the dads are in the picture,” McCain said before his audition. “It’s been hard.”

But the teen isn’t complaining. He expressed his gratitude for his hard-working mom and said he just wants to be a role model for his siblings.

 

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“Not only is this ‘American Idol’ thing just a great opportunity and experience,” McCain shared, “but I’m finally doing, you know, what I love, too.”

Courtney, Drake’s mom, had nothing but positive things to say about her son.

“Drake has just been my rock,” she said. “He doesn’t want to see his family struggle.”

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The mom and son shared a tearful heart-to-heart as McCain waited to be called in for his audition.

“I would not be able to do it without you,” she told him.

McCain said music has been what he turns to when things get hard, and he believes being on “American Idol” could change everything for him and his family.

This young man’s faith and passion for music shined through as he began his audition. When he sang the lyrics to “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “Oh, Happy Day,” we got some major chills.

There are definitely some “Sister Act II” vibes in there. Katy Perry even got up and started singing, harmonizing and dancing. Soon, Lionel Richie was on his feet and Luke Bryan was clapping along.

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Of course, we weren’t surprised when all three judges unanimously voted to send McCain to Hollywood.

“I knew I’d do all right,” he told WTVC. “But I didn’t think I’d come out there knowing I sang with Katy Perry.”

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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