American Idol is probably the most widely-known American singing competition television series.
Over the years, many talented people have participated in it and tried their luck at international stardom. Some of them are simply unforgettable and leave a strong impression on both the judges and the audience.
One of them is Douglas Kiker, a garbage man from Mobile, Alabama who entered the competition without any performing experience. Despite his humble appearance, he blows everyone in the room away.
And his sense of humor is so priceless!
When Kiker enters the auditioning room, the judges see an ordinary man with a really positive attitude. They ask him some questions and he gives funny answers. Kiker shows that he has no problem joking about his job and lifts all the judges’ moods instantly.
Luke Bryan, one of the judges, asks him to approach them so that Katy Perry can see what a hard-working man’s hands look like. Kiker jokes that he tried lotioning his hands to impress. After a good laugh, he starts singing and the real talent emerges.
Doug’s voice is full of potential and he doesn’t even know it.
When he starts singing, everyone in the room is speechless. They listen to him carefully and when he finishes, they ask for more. Perry asks him to show them his voice range. He replies that he doesn’t know what that is, but sings another song. He does it even better than the first one and gets a big round of applause.
Kiker is modest and to every judges’ question answers with “I can try.” They ask him to try to perform something, and each time he tries and sounds excellent. Bryan starts to play the piano and they then perform a piece together. The entire time, Kiker’s attitude is very positive and it wakes up people’s emotions easily.
It’s clear he came to the show to show his daughter that was somebody special.
When the judges ask Kiker what motivated him to enter the show, he says that he found inspiration in his daughter. He wanted to show her that he is somebody and that she can be somebody. That is probably one of the most heart-wrenching moments of the audition.
We can only say that any daughter would be proud to have such a hard-working father!
Kiker leaves the impression of a man devoted to his family, and the judges responded to it. They give him his golden ticket to Hollywood and Perry comments that he is going to get far. “You’re going to take your daughter with you to all the highest heights,” she says.
The way people react to honest emotion is always engaging, and Kiker’s talent is impressive.
This video gained more than four million views in just a couple days!
Kiker’s audition video was uploaded to the American Idol YouTube channel and quickly earned itself more than 109,000 likes. Fortunately, having his performance online gives Kiker a chance to get a much wider audience!
All the judges hug him in the end. We hope that Kiker will get a chance to work in the music industry—his voice and way of thinking definitely deserve to be heard!
One of the best things about this video is the judges’ patience with Kiker and the way they encouraged him. It shows that, in the end, we are all just human beings.
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