When he started singing “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Matheus Fernandes wowed the judges. The American Idol Season 12 contestant is 4’9”, but Randy Jackson said his voice makes him seem 10 feet tall.
His story moved Mariah Carey, but it was his singing that scored him a ticket to Hollywood.

Sadly, you won’t find Matheus’s name on our spoiler list, as he didn’t make it to the Top 40. We wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that he was in The Glee Project a couple years ago?

Credit: FOX Photo: Matheus Fernandes Sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)