We were moved by Nate Tao’s story of having two deaf parents who’ve never heard his beautiful singing voice. The Virginia native made quite an impression on the American Idol 2013 judges with his take on Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life.”
So just how far will Nate get in Season 12? He manages to impress the judges in the first part of the guys Hollywood Week round. Sadly, according to our Top 40 spoilers list, the American Sign Language teacher won’t be making it past Hollywood Week. Hopefully he’ll try again next year!

Credit: Fox Photo: Nate Tao Sings Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life” in American Idol 2013 Oklahoma City Auditions (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Micah Johnson, Nate Tao, and Gabe Brown Sing in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 1 (VIDEO)