Is Von Smith the Next American Idol?

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Like Joanna Pacitti, Von Smith is another contestant on season eight of American Idol, rumored to have received a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Readers may actually have seen this aspiring singer in action before, as he rose to viral fame via a YouTube video of him singing “And I Am Telling You,” the song from Dreamgirls that basically won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar.

Due to the video's popularity, Smith was invited to  perform on The View and BET’s 106 and Park. Here's his performance of the song on the former show:

Think Von Smith has what it takes to be the next American Idol?

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Hi!
Von is cute!

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Von is CUTE. that's all that matters.

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Von reminds me of Duckie from Pretty in Pink!

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This out of control voice will be his downfall. Talk about lack of subtlety.

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This comment is to "D". How very irresponsible of you for making the statement you made about Von's mother. Obviously, if there was an issue worthy of further intervention, you would have taken action at that time. Don't make harmful statements that have nothing to do with the actual subject matter, which is Von. Obviously, you have nothing better to do than sit around and gossip. If his mother did indeed do something offensive to your child, and you didn't report it, what kind of mother does that make you??? How dare you try and taint the image of a wonderful talent who brings much joy to many. Grow up!!

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i have known von for a while now he and his sister are good friends of mine i love you von and i will be routing for you the whole way

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I used to chat with Von before he made it "big" based on liking each other's youtube videos and so on and he seemed pretty down to earth...hopefully he'll stay grounded and he'll have great doors open to him, he is an amazing singer!

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As much as I like V. Smith and I know he already has some following fan base, I don't think he will win. Not that he won't deserve to, it is just that some won't like his style. Simon is already rolling his eyes and making faces. I think Rosie O'Donald's comment on "The View" when he appeared, that "he is better than anyone on American Idol", was the first nail in the casket. I think the producers of Idol have a chip on their shoulders. We'll see what kind of comments and feed back he gets from week to week. I think he will make it to the finale. .

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I'm sure Von will be the next American Idol!
He's the BEST!

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Von has an amazing voice and range. He has had a tough time making it and I think he deserves this chance even if he has seen some TV time. Many of us have been hoping to see an album from him for some time. yes, sometimes he is over the top but other times he's not. As for D, that is a very unacceptable thing to say about someone on the internet or anywhere else without the person you are accusing being aware of what you are saying and being able to face you. Have you ever heard of slander, bud? I agree with Bryce.