Filipino-American singer Francisco Martin entered Top 7 of American Idol where each remaining contestants will sing a Disney song and another chosen song as a tribute to their moms.
For Martin’s first performance, he sang Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart” from the animated film “Tarzan.” The judges took notice of the new-found confidence of the 19-year-old. Lionel Ritchie said “We’re witnessing right here the transformation of Francisco. I saw several times in that performance that you are actually smiling.”
Francisco Martin sings “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan
For his second performance, Martin delivered a heartfelt take on “River” by Leon Bridges in which Luke Bryan thought he “beat the original record.”
Katy Perry told him that he’s making it difficult to other contestants because of his “soulful, beautiful and real” rendition of “River.”
Francisco Martin takes on “River” by Leon Bridges
Aside from Martin, the 6 other contestants who made it to the Top 7 are Arthur Gunn, Dillon James, Jonny West, Julia Gargano, Louis Knight and Just Sam.
Voting is now open and it’s up to America who among the Top 7 will advance to the finale next week. Here are the voting details:
Three ways to vote:
🌟 Go to americanidol.com/vote
🌟 In the American Idol App
🌟 Text the contestant’s number to “21523”
Voting closes May 11, Monday at 9 AM ET, 6 AM PT in the US.