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Who is Elijah Liu? American Idol 2013 Contestant Background Info

We didn't even get a real glimpse of Elijah Liu until the Vegas rounds, but once we did, we were in love!

Some American Idol hopefuls who have made it to Hollywood Week only to be cut would probably be too scared to attempt it again. Elijah Liu says he came back for his second go around that much stronger, especially with his family pushing him.

In fact, in his Road to Hollywood video, he said that he envisions himself going much farther this year.

The young singer plays the guitar so, as MJ of MJs Big Blog points out, he may very well be Idol’s first AGWG (Asian Guy With Guitar). The Rowland Heights, California, native is a confident young man, as he says he plays to his crowd, as “It’s about the connection with your audience.” That’s pretty impressive for someone who admits he’s only been singing for a year and a half!

Elijah’s fave Idol alum is Adam Lambert, as he loves his performing style, and loves seeing an artist grow as much as Adam has.

The soft-spoken hopeful didn’t get camera time during the Hollywood rounds, but shined big in Vegas and earned a trip to the Top 20.

Do you remember Elijah from season 11? Are you hoping he makes the Top 10 this time around?

03.7.2013 / 06:37 AM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
Related: American Idol, American Idol Season 12, Elijah Liu

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