Camp-voiced singer Corey Levoy made a big impression on the [[American Idol (2011 Series)|American Idol]] judges with a Bonnie Raitt song.
Kicking off Idol’s Austin auditions, we saw Corey and his long-lost sister Brookes tell their story of how they grew up without each other. It was quite a touching tale really – they described the situation as ‘due to parental differences’, but it meant that the siblings grew up fifteen minutes from each other, but totally unaware that the other existed.
Today though, Corey and Brookes are the best of friends, and Brookes comes along to the audition to support her brother. In fact, she even gets offered a seat at the judging table!
Corey goes on to sing Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me with a surprisingly strong voice, something which Randy Jackson comments on:
Dude, I think you got a good voice man. I was really surprised and impressed because your speaking voice was so high that I didn’t know where your singing voice was gonna sit.
Reaction from the other judges if universally positive. Jennifer Lopez tells Corey “You’re very gifted…all the runs you were doing were so beautiful and you landed them so perfectly. It was really nice.” Steven Tyler comments on the jibes about Corey’s high-pitched speaking voice: “Something tells me you’re not gonna get teased anymore.”
- Name: Corey Levoy
- Age: 21
- From: Longview, Texas
- Occupation: Nursing Assistant
- Sings: I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt