Jermaine Sellers is a professional church singer and a contestant on season nine of American Idol. The guy can seriously carry a tune! He...

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While everyone has been assuming a female will come out on top of American Idol this season, the ladies left the door open for the men last night, didn't they?

It's very early, but no woman stood out on the first live performance show of the year.

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Two singers very happy about this development? Jermaine Sellers and Lee DeWyze. The crooners will take the stage this evening, along with 10 other men, and aim to impress all four judges and all 30 million people watching from home.

Sellers is a professional church singer and takes care of his ailing mother. She's been diagnosed with Spina Bifida.

DeWyze, meanwhile, wasn't seen very often during the initial Hollywood rounds. He hails from Mount Prospect, Illinois.

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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.

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