American Idol

Jermaine Jones

Age: 25

Hometown: Pine Hill, NJ

Claim to fame: The gentle giant was brought back to round out the Top 25. 

When 6’8 (and a half!) Jermaine Jones walked into the American Idol 2012 Portland auditions, we’d already heard about his touching story. His mother was certain he would have no trouble making it to Hollywood Week. When the gentle giant unloaded some Luther Vandross on the judges, they definitely wanted to hear more from him. He earned a Golden Ticket with ease and only a few tears.

Jermaine has performed from a young age, starting with Gloucester County Children’s Choir. Not only is he a singer, Jermaine won awards for basketball in high school. He performs all kinds of genres, including  jazz, folk, opera, classical, R&B, neo-soul, gospel, and hip hop.

If you want to hear more from the New Jersey native, you can check out his MySpace page here.

In a major Season 11 shocker, Jermaine was called back to sing for a second chance at making it to the final round. Jermaine sang "Dance With My Father" for his semifinals number.


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