Trent Harmon Blows Away Judges on American Idol

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Trent Harmon has advanced all the way to the final eight contestants on American Idol.

But the 25-year old waiter from Mississippi has seemingly received more attention over the past few weeks for his facial expressions that his actual voice.

The guy is unafraid to emote, that's for sure.

But Harmon stepped up and performed a version of "When a Man Loves a Woman" on Thursday night, making it nearly impossible for anyone to discuss anything except his strong chances of winning.

"I love your voice and I particularly love it on high sustained notes," judge Harry Connick Jr. told Harmon. "It’s such a great gift and you do it so well

Jennifer Lopez, meanwhile, told Trent not to change anything at all about his performances.

“Listen, it’s you," she said. "The faces are you. The vibratos are you."

Lopez went on to compare Harmon to La’Porsha Renae, who she had previous labeled as the one to beat on the final season of American Idol.

But this may now be a two horse singer race!

Does Harmon really stand a chance? Can you focus on his singing over his facial expressions?

Check out his Top 8 audition below and prepare to be blown away:

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