Chicagoan Devin Velez impressed us when he showed up during the American Idol 2013 group auditions and sang Maroon 5’s “Payphone.” He and two of his teammates wound up moving on to the next round of the competition. His dual Spanish/English songs have made huge headway for him in the compeition.

But how far will Devin get in competition during Season 12? He successfully secured a spot in the Top 10, impressing the judges with his vocal abilities and confident stage presence. But his perceived inability to connect with songs emotionally and his safe song choices bothered the judging panel, and Devin Velez was ultimately cut during the Top 7 results show on March 18, 2013.

Watch all of Devin's performances so far on American Idol 2013 below.

Credit: YouTube/Fox Photo: American Idol 2013: Top 40 Road to Hollywood - Devin Velez



Credit: FOX Photo: Devin Velez Sings "What a Wonderful World" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 2 (VIDEO)



Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Devin Velez Sing “Listen” in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 2



Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Devin Velez Sing “It’s Impossible” in American Idol 2013 Guys Semi-Finals



Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Devin Velez Sing “The Power of One (Change the World)” in the American Idol 2013 Top 10 Results
Credit: FOX Photo: Devin Velez: “Temporary Home” American Idol Top 10 Performance



Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Devin Velez Sing “The Long and Winding Road” on American Idol 2013 Top 9 Performance Show



Credit: FOX Photo: Watch American Idol’s Devin Velez Sing “Tracks of My Tears” in Season 12 Top 8



Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Lazaro Arbos, Burnell Taylor, and Devin Velez Sing “I Can’t Help Myself” in Season 12 Top 8