American Idol 2016 Little Rock Audition – Elvie Shane
Elvie Shane – House of the Rising Sun – He got hooked on drugs as a teen, which led to an arrest. The experience opened his eyes. Soon, he met his wife, and his life turned around. (Bet he found God too.) He’s raising his wife’s fatherless son. Dude is good. He has an effortless, soulful rhythm. This song is so oversung on Idol, but I really appreciate this rendition. It’s ragged, rough hewn quality is compelling. Harry likes his music first attitude, even if the technical aspects aren’t always there. Jlo thinks he has a spectacular voice. The family enters the audition room to celebrate his golden ticket, introductions and congratulations abound. Lee Dewyze’s Silver Lining plays.