Credit: Michael Beckner/FOX © 2012Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Heejun Han in American Idol Season 11

Heejun Han is a 24-year-old American Idol Season 11 contestant. For his audition in Pittsburgh, Heejun walked into the room, told Ryan Seacrest he had a small face, and promptly belted out a cover of Michael Bolton’s “How am I Supposed to Live Without You?”

The 24-year-old has only gotten more adorable in subsequent rounds, confessing to the Idol camera during Hollywood Week that the other contestants intimidate him: “Everyone's so tall and pretty... even the guys are so pretty!" Heejun was born in Korea, but now works in Flushing, New York, as a nonprofit organizer who works with kids. He credits the kids as his inspiration for pursuing music. You can follow him on Twitter here.

During Hollywood Week, Heejun forms a group with the formidable Savannah favorite Phillip Phillips, and two other contestants, calling themselves “MIT.” In American Idol Season 11, "The Final Judgment: Part 1," Heejun calls Jennifer Lopez "the American dream." He's basically Season 11's most quotable contestant, hands down.

In his semifinal performance, Heejun charmed viewers once again in his opening segment (awww... we love his dancing mom!) and got mixed reviews from the judges for his take on "Angels." For his Top 13 performance, Heejun sang Stevie Wonder's "All in Love Is Fair." And in his Top 12 performance, Heejun sang Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" and pointed out his darling girlfriend in the audience

Still, it hasn't been all smooth sailing for the comedic singer. His lighthearted rendition of Billy Joel's “My Life” in the Top 10 garnered criticism from Steven Tyler, who thought he wasn't taking the competition seriously enough. In his Top 9 performance, Heejun tried to redeem himself by selecting “A Song For You” by Donnie Hathaway.


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Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Heejun Han Sing "How am I Supposed to Live Without You" in American Idol Season 11 Pittsburgh Auditions on January 19, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Heejun Han and Johnny Keyser Perform in American Idol 2012 Hollywood Week on February 8
Credit: FOX 5 Photo: American Idol 2012 Contestant Heejun Han Continues Being Adorable, Asks News Anchor to Be His "Next Wife" (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Phillip Phillips and Heejun Han Perform “I Only Have Eyes For You” in American Idol 2012 Las Vegas Round on February 16
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Heejun Han Sing “Angels” in American Idol 2012 Semifinals on February 28
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Heejun Han Sing Stevie Wonder’s “All in Love Is Fair” in American Idol 2012’s Top 13 on March 7
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Heejun Han Sing Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting” in American Idol’s Top 12 on March 14, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Heejun Han Sing Billy Joel’s “My Life” in American Idol’s Top 10 on March 21, 2012