Do you love “eating good in the neighborhood?” Then perhaps you’ve seen American Idol Season 12 hopeful Devin Velez. When he’s not working at his local Applebee’s in Chicago, the 18-year-old is singing for anyone who will listen.

 

This year’s American Idol judges took note of Devin during Hollywood Week, sending him through to compete against the rest of the Top 40 in Las Vegas and then on to the Top 20 and the Top 10. His bilingual Spanish/English songs in particular were a huge hit, leading one judge to speculate on his international superstar potential.
 
Devin supposedly secured his “Dream Ticket” at the American Idol Experience at the Disney Hollywood Studios, and subsequently auditioned this past summer. He refers to himself as a “Singer/Songwriter” on his Twitter page. Although we’ve been predicting this is the year a girl will be the winner, this guy definitely had talent.
 
Sadly for Devin, he was eliminated on the Top 7 results show of American Idol 2013, coming in 8th place.
 
Watch Devin's performances on American Idol 2013 below.

 

Source: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Americanidolnet.com


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

 

 

Credit: YouTube Photo: American Idol Season 12 Hopeful Devin Velez Sings Michael W. Smith's "Let It Rain"

 

 

Credit: FOX Photo: Devin Velez and Devan Jones Sing “Payphone” Acappella in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 1 (VIDEO)

 

 

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