After having a music teacher who believed in him, a contestant auditioned for American Idol.

Former shy foster child auditioned for American Idol and delivered an outstanding performance. You wouldn’t believe how sure he was!

Johnny White had a difficult upbringing. His mother struggled with drugs, and his father spent nearly ten years in prison. He was in a shelter for two years before being placed in foster care at the age of seven.

Even after being adopted by a wonderful family, he still felt lonely. He found it difficult to adjust to people he had never met before. He had the impression that no one believed in him. But then he met Ms. Finley, his music teacher, who encouraged him to get lost in his music.

She taught him to believe in himself. She recognized Johnny’s uniqueness and encouraged him to develop his talent. Music became his form of therapy. According to Ms. Finley, music transformed him into a completely different person. As a result, he was able to audition for American Idol.

He sang “This Is A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown for his audition. And he sang it with so much self-assurance and strength. He gave his audition his best shot and the judges were wowed by how strong he delivered!

They asked him to sing another song to see how well he can control himself. They were so inspired by him and his voice. All of the judges saw him as “top ten material”. So, it was an easy “yes” from all of the judges. And his music teacher was right there to congratulate him. She came into the room to give him a huge hug. He is going to go far in this competition!