This, so far... all of the cities... best vocal we've seen yet. You've got skills. This kid is hot! This is the real deal right here.
So said Randy Jackson to Jermaine Sellers on American Idol last week.
Sellers, who hails from Illinois, possessed more than just incredible vocal talent on the show. Prior to his audition in Atlanta, viewers learned of his heart-breaking, impressive personal story:
Since he was 17, Jermaine has take care of his mother, who suffers from spina bifida, a birth defect of the spine that can lead to paralysis of the lower limbs.
What else do we know about this potential finalist? According to his MySpace page:
- Starting at age 14, Sellers has signed a number of record deals. However, he's never produced a finished album.
- He's performed on Royal Caribbean cruises.
- Last year, he appeared on the BET talent show "Sunday Best." He finished third on the competition.
- He writes that his motto is: "No trial, no triumph."
As one of the most interesting singers to nab a golden ticket to Hollywood, we'll be keeping our eye on Sellers. We recommend you do the same.