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This Alejandro Aranda dude on American Idol is amazing

Oct 25, 2017
I'm generally not a fan of American Idol but this kid has got something. He's shy, seems sort of the quiet, non confident type...but dude can sing and play guitar! Also, you generally see families of these contestants on the show, it appears he's going this alone.

His initial audition on Idol singing an original, then dabbles with the piano:

Version of Bieber's Sorry:

Another original:

Last night's version of Coldplay's Yellow:

This guy has tons of talent, hope he gets his shot.
Oct 27, 2017
He's amazing, but American Idol is being a bit misleading about this guy's start in music. They said in his audition he's only been playing music for 4 years, yet the videos of him playing piano and guitar go back 3-4 years and are still pro level. So he's clearly been playing longer than that. And there's no way someone could play the guitar and piano like that with only 4 years of practice. Even if they're working one on one with a professional for 12 hours a day, every day of the year, it's just not possible.

This guy has tons of talent, hope he gets his shot.
He doesn't need the show at this point. His name is out there now, and given out talented he is, he'll be the biggest star from this season even if he's voted off tonight.
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Oct 27, 2017
Yes. I absolutely adore the way he plays guitar and his musicality.

The dude is original as fuck and is talented beyond belief. And to have started with music as late in life makes everything he does all the more impressive.
Oct 30, 2017
Yup, dude is incredible. He’s the only reason I’m watching the show. My only fear is that personality wise, he’s so dry that it’ll shroud his talent.
Oct 25, 2017
I pretty much loathe this show but my head turned when this dude was on...every time, while my wife watched. He better get signed somewhere.
Oct 27, 2017
He is talented for sure, his voice reminds me of twin shadow. From the limited videos that I've seen, i hope he can expand on his on his range.
Oct 26, 2017
Just watched the the audition and the Bieber cover. He can play the hell out of some instruments, but his voice is way too breathy it’s hard to listen to.

Also had no idea American Idol still existed. I thought after Simon left it got cancelled. Who’s the country dude that compared him to Forrest Gump?