VIDEO: : US teen born to St. Lucian father qualifies for American Idol’s final season

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VIDEO: : US teen born to St. Lucian father qualifies for American Idol’s final season
Lee Jean Jr.
Lee Jean Jr.
Lee Jean Jr.

A US teen, whose father is St. Lucian, got his yellow ticket to Hollywood on Wednesday night on American Idol. He is the first person with Saint Lucian ties to advance so far into the competition now into its final and 15th season.

Sixteen-year-old Lee Jean Jr. auditioned last summer and then performed for judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, before he was selected to compete in the finals.

Jean Jr who resides in Bluffton, North Carolina is named after his father Lee Jean, a Saint Lucian from Patience, Mon Repos who immigrated to the United States with his family.

During his audition, Jennifer Lopez said:“you are so cute, I want to squeeze you.”

In a taped montage ahead of his performance of “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran, Jean spoke of the impact the death of his older brother in 2012 had on him and his decision to audition.

Lee’s brother died in an accident in 2012 but had music to get him through.

Before going in for his audition his mom tells him “do it for your brother” who believed he would do great things when he grew up. Good luck Lee. Do us proud.

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  1. I am wishing him the best, but why take the credit when he did not even mentioned st lucia where he is from.

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    • Who's taking credit, you idiot! The article was written in support of and to rally around this young man with ties to St Lucia. His montage was 30 seconds long. Did you expect him to divulge his entire life story? Besides, if you read the article properly, you would note that it said his FATHER is St Lucian. Y'all always trying to start some mess. Smdh

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  2. As a guitar player myself, I love his acoustic chops. He has enormous potential and I am confident that with a bit of voice coaching he will be in the competition for the long haul. Go for it, Here's to you, LJ, we're all rooting for you!

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  3. I WILL BE VOTING ONLINE; AND ALL MY FRIENDS OVERSEAS I WILL CONTACT TO DO THE SAME; N ALL PHONES AND COMPUTERS WILL B ACCESSED TO VOTE; JOB WELL DONE;

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  4. LAST TIME I WATCHED IDOL WAS JENNIFER HUDSON,I AM WATCHING THIS SEASON,SAID I WOULD NEVER WATCH AGAIN BUT FOR U MY BOY I AM.

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  5. My boy i dont even know u but i am so so proud of you.i watched the vedio and i am near tears.i am a mother of 3 boys and i love to see when young men strive for excellence.stay focus.i will be watching idol this year.the last time i watched was fantasia barino.

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