19-year-old Papa Peachez had his own style — and his own music — when he auditioned in San Antonio for American Idol Season 12. Randy Jackson and Keith Urban both turned down the “quirky” singer but Mariah Carey gave him a tentative “yes.” 
 
It was Nicki Minaj’s pleading that saved Papa Peachez and earned him a ticket to Hollywood. She saw something in the teenager, and Randy changed his mind. In the first night of Hollywood Week, Papa almost got cut again, but Nicki Minaj cast her vote to support him yet again.
 
However, according to our spoiler list, Nicki’s intervention couldn’t get him much farther. He gets cut before the Top 40. Hopefully he’ll be back next year!


Credit: FOX Photo: Papa Peachez Performs in American Idol 2013 San Antonio Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)
Credit: FOX Photo: Frankie Ford, Papa Peachez, and Adam Sanders Sing "American Boy" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 1 (VIDEO)