Name: Chris Mann
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Audition Song: “Because We Believe” by Andrea Bocelli
Judges Who Turned: Cee Lo and Christina
This contestant surprised the judges with his Italian song selection. As told in the back story montage, his mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but insisted he continue to follow his dream of performing. Chris claimed that his voice was always held back while he was trying to fit into a certain image, and judge Christina encouraged him to be himself.