Joliet Native Makes it Through Idol Auditions

Could he be the next J-Hud?

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010  |  Updated 9:16 AM CDT
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Jermaine Sellers gets his singing talent from performing in church.

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Chicagoland has an Idol to be revered.

Joliet native Jermaine Sellers, 26, wowed judges on the Fox reality show with his rendition of Joan Osborne’s “One of Us.”

"That was a great interpretation of that song," judge Kara DioGuardi said.

Randy Jackson called his performance the best vocal yet.

Sellers, who’s mother has spina bifida, a debilitating spinal disease, was one of the featured stories during the hour-long show.

He is off to Los Angeles for Hollywood Week.

Chicago is no stranger to Idol success. Chi-town native Jennifer Hudson is one of the most succesful Idol contestants ever, garnering a grammy and an Oscar since competing on the show.

Idol’s Chicago audition show continues tonight on Fox.
 

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