Ryan Nisbett: One of a Kind on American Idol

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Many singers rocked in Detroit last night, as American Idol aired one of the more impressive early audition episodes in recent memory.

But a certain hipster in glasses truly stood out in our eyes, partly because Ryan Nisbett used to weigh over 300 pounds (amazing when you see him now) and mostly because of what Jennifer Lopez said after he sang "Angel."

“No guy has ever come in and sounded like that,” the judge gushed.

Harry Connick Jr. added that Nisbett possesses an “incredibly unique voice” and just hopes people will "give that a chance in the context of "American Idol."

You can give it a chance now. Watch the talented young man's audition:

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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