Devin Velez Eliminated From American Idol
Devin Velez, the latest American Idol cast off, performed on Live! with Kelly & Michael fresh from his recent elimination. Devin’s shocking goodbye from the show was a tearful one, which even had Mariah Carey crying from the judge’s table. Still, Devin is an undeniably talented young singer with a bright future. He took the Live! stage to perform Perry Como’s “Somos Novios: It’s Impossible” for Michael Strahan, guest co-host Robin Roberts and the audience. Live! also recently welcomed Devin’s American Idol colleague, Paul Jolley.
Devin Velez: Perry Como “Somos Novios: It’s Impossible” Performance
Devin chose to sing the song “Somos Novios: It’s Impossible,” which was made famous in the 1970s by singer Perry Como. The song is partially in English and partially in Spanish. Devin sang the ballad beautifully, accompanied by a piano and hitting all the right high notes. It’s clear why many viewers were shocked that the young star was eliminated so soon.
Devin Velez: Prom King
Devin spoke with Robin and Michael after he finished performing. He is an 18-year-old high school senior from Chicago, Illinois who previously worked at Starbucks. Devin admitted that he was the “least experienced” artist on American Idol, but he was very touched by the reaction from the judges regarding his elimination. It meant a lot to him that Mariah Carey teared up in front of the entire nation!
Unfortunately, Devin can’t win American Idol, but there is something else he’s hoping to win; Devin’s prom is June 1st, and he’s hoping to be named Prom King. If you happen to go to school with Devin, be sure to vote for him!