“American Idol” introduced us to contestant Chris Medina from Chicago, who shared his heartbreaking and emotional story with the judges and viewers during Wednesday night’s episode in Milwaukee. The 26-year-old’s voice earned him a gold ticket to Hollywood, but his powerful story is what captured the hearts of people all across the country.
Medina talked about his fiancée, Juliana, who was a worker at Starbucks when he surprised her with a proposal, which was caught on tape, after six years of being together. Just two months before the couple planned to say I do, she was in a horrific car accident that left her with a brain injury.
“Everything changed. We’re still not married.”
Everything may have changed for the couple, but he still cares about her and takes care of her with the young woman’s mother.
“I was about to make vows just two months from the accident – through thick and thin, ’til death do us part, for better or worse. What kind of guy would I be if I walked out when she needed me the most?”
Medina’s great audition of The Script song, “Breakeven” was definitely more than enough to get him that coveted golden ticket to Hollywood. The judges were so caught up in the emotional story of his fiancée, they asked him to bring her into the audition room so they could meet her.
Aerosmith rocker, Steven Tyler, told Juliana:
“I just heard your fiancé sing. He sings to you all the time. I could tell. That’s why he sings so good because he sings to you.”
Did you see his audition? What did you think?