Christian Guardino, the 21-year-old singer with “so much soul” has left “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie speechless.
Guardino made it to the “Showstoppers” round Monday night, following his Hollywood Week duet with Canadian singer Nicolina Bozzo and his initial audition that brought the judges — Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan — to their feet.
The singer from Long Island, New York, belted out the lyrics to “Sex on Fire” by Kings Of Leon with his melodic voice.
Richie said Guardino has “taken [his] life to another level” with his journey thus far on “Idol”.
He added that the only way the judges can find out “who the heck [Guardino] really is,” is by letting him “go to the next round.”
Guardino has advanced to “American Idol”‘s top 24.
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