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American Idol: Which Contestant Brought Mariah Carey to Tears?

They say the best things come in small packages, and that was certainly the case on Wednesday's American Idol , when a diminutive hopeful wowed the judges and brought Mariah Carey to tears. http://www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-San-Antonio-Mariah-Carey-Tears-1060157.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Watch All Performances From the American Idol 2013 San Antonio and Long Beach Auditions (VIDEOS)

The American Idol 2013 judges headed to both San Antonio, Texas and Long Beach, California in search for talent on Wednesday, January 30.   As we could have predicted, there were some amazing voices to be heard, though certain locations — ahem, the Queen Mary ocean liner —proved to have their own interesting set of challenges. (Random fire alarms, anyone?)   All in all, it was a hot night for American Idol Season 12. In case you missed out on any of the action,... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/h6TjWg9Z-Q8/watch-all-performances-from-the-american-idol-2013-san-antonio-and-long-beach-auditions-videos

Matheus Fernandes Sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)

Matheus Fernandes spent a long time thinking he wouldn’t be able to do certainly things because of his height. But as the singer puts it himself, "Good things come in small packages!" http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/__-ezwtP69E/matheus-fernandes-sings-sam-cookes-a-change-is-gonna-come-in-american-idol-2013-long-beach-auditions-on-january-30-video

How Far Does Micah Johnson Get on American Idol 2013?

We weren’t certain how the nerve damage to Micah Johnson’s tonsils would leave his voice, but he impressed us (and the American Idol 2013 judges) with his bright and clear version of Zac Brown Band’s "Chicken Fried."   But will it be enough to get him into the Top 40 for Season 12? Our spoiler list doesn’t include Micah’s name, but anything can happen during Hollywood Week!   Watch Mica's audition video again below. http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/YB90Gallq-4/how-far-does-micah-johnson-get-on-american-idol-2013

Briana Oakley Sings “Up to the Mountain” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)

Briana Oakley didn’t have an easy time growing up, as she was bullied severely as a teen. Thankfully, she realized it was her music that made her special not embarrassingly different, and the judges certainly seem to agree! http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/LGN20dwOjEQ/briana-oakley-sings-up-to-the-mountain-in-american-idol-2013-long-beach-auditions-on-january-30-video

Rachel Hale Sings “People Get Ready” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)

Rachel Hale is a true Southern girl with a lot of soul, so the judges aren't suprised when she's busts out an amazing rendition of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready." http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Y2wbD1t-8qA/rachel-hale-sings-people-get-ready-in-american-idol-2013-long-beach-auditions-on-january-30-video

Micah Johnson Sings “Chicken Fried” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)

When Micah Johnson went to the dentist to get his tonsils taken out, the routine procedure took an unfortunate turn. He wound up with nerve damage that led to a speech impediment, and he thought he may never sing again. Thankfully, that’s clearly not the case. http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/MY7u_Bon-hs/micah-johnson-sings-chicken-fried-in-american-idol-2013-long-beach-auditions-on-january-30-video

Jesaiah Baer Sings “Settle Down” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)

Jesaiah Baer's audition doesn't exactly go as planned. After the boat's fire alarm starts blaring and everyone has to leave, Jesaiah comes back and blows the judges away composed and mature rendition of "Settle Down." http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/kypx09rX_vk/jesaiah-baer-sings-settle-down-in-american-idol-2013-long-beach-auditions-on-january-30-video

How Far Does Matheus Fernandes Make It on American Idol 2013?

When he started singing "A Change Is Gonna Come," Matheus Fernandes wowed the judges. The American Idol Season 12 contestant is 4’9", but Randy Jackson said his voice makes him seem 10 feet tall.   His story moved Mariah Carey, but it was his singing that scored him a ticket to Hollywood. Sadly, you won’t find Matheus’s name on our spoiler list, as he didn’t make it to the Top 40. We wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that he was in... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/jrCbyp_SbrE/how-far-does-matheus-fernandes-make-it-on-american-idol-2013

Screamer Stephanie Sanson in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)

OH.MY.GOD. We are terrified. http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/79XbpL6TNyc/screamer-stephanie-sanson-in-american-idol-2013-long-beach-auditions-on-january-30-video