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American Idol love an underdog, and curly-haired rocker Gabe Brown is certainly not the type of contestant we see a lot of on the show. It must be the hair and laid-back attitude, but we get a whiff of Season 10 favorite Casey Abrams from this growling vocalist.
But how far does this avid cookie baker make it in Season 12? He passes the a capella round of the first night of Hollywood Week but something goes wrong after that. Gabe wasn’t one of the names we saw on the Top 40 spoiler list, but nothing’s set in stone until Hollywood Week is over!
Relive his startling version of The Rolling Stones’s “Gimme Shelter” and Steel Dragon’s “We All Die Young” below.

Credit: FOX Photo: Gabe Brown Sings “Gimme Shelter” in American Idol 2013 Chicago Auditions on January 17 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Micah Johnson, Nate Tao, and Gabe Brown Sing in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 1 (VIDEO)