Caleb Johnson may look like the shy type but when this 22-year-old from Asheville, North Carolina lets loose, you know it.
His pipes got him through on American Idol twice before. This Southern rocker auditioned during Season 10 and almost made it to the Live Shows in Season 11 until he messed up the lyrics and earned a very upsetting grimace from Jennifer Lopez. Now he’s back, hoping to make magic happen on his third attempt and give Jennifer a better performance to remember him by.
During the January 23 episode of Idol, Caleb’s audition was paired up with fellow returning contestant Neco Starr. It made for a nail-biter of a segment with the two men giving their all in hopes that judges J.Lo, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. would turn the beat around on their reality TV careers.
Then, on February 13, he made it through to the Top 31. Congrats, dude!
Caleb’s bluesy vibe proved just as good as Neco’s soulful take on Adele’s “Someone Like You” and both made it through! But how far will they go this time on Idol? We’ve heard their journeys last longer this go-around and their previous on-air experience may come in handy as both head west to Hollywood.
We see him give Hollywood Week a go during the February 5 episode and he once again rocks the socks off the judges! Well, you know if they were wearing socks.
For more of Caleb crooning, check out the videos below including some snippets of his previous appearances on Idol.
Caleb Johnson Sings "Down to the River"
Caleb Johnson Auditions for American Idol in 2011
Caleb Johnson Auditions in Las Vegas for American Idol in 2012