Like Mark McGwire in front of Congress, The Hollywood Gossip is not here to talk about the past.
Sure, American Idol aired auditions from Orlando last night and a couple contestants stood out (most notably Matt Lawrence and Jermaine Purifory). But nobody from that city is on the rumored top 24 list, so we’re already moving on… to John Park!
This 20-year old Northwestern University student tried out in Chicago and majors in Economics, which is appropriate – because he was money in front of the judges!
Singing a rendition of “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know,” Park had guest panelist Shania Twain slobbering all over him. Seemingly shocked than an Asian could carry a tune, the country star said:
“I was very surprised… you have a beautiful bottom-end. You have nice lips and you have nice tone… you have a good head and I think you have a nice voice.”
Sexual innuendos aside, we’re pretty sure Twain was giving John Park props.
The Illinois native sings bass for Purple Haze, Northwestern’s a cappella group. Watch him in action above and check out what a fellow group member has to say about Park:
“America is going to fall in love with him. His voice just oozes soul. He’s the full package. He needs to be a superstar.”
Do you agree with this assessment?