Californian Ex-Addict Proves His Renewed Spirit & Skill

Twenty-six-year-old Dillon James appeared to audition bearing a full chest tattoo, among others. Katy Perry immediately asked him to show more, revealing a massive portrait of Jesus. The singer has come a long way since giving in to drugs and alcohol abuse, and he is here to share his emotions through his music. After two years clean, he appears on American Idol singing “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan.

After a near-perfect audition, Luke Bryan shared, “I think it was really just done with feeling and honesty.” continuing to compare his voice to Chris Issac and declaring that he is in all the way. Lionel Richie praised his interpretation, loving his voice and performance. Even though Katy Perry also loved him, calling the artist a “country Post Malone,” she reminded him that he’d need to kick things up a notch in LA.

Bakersfield, California singer-songwriter, Dillon James, put forth a brilliant audition that proved his showmanship and vocal ability in spite of nerves. Everyone could feel his driving emotion behind Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.” With three strong supporters found in American Idol season eighteen’s coaches, this country singer is sure to go far.