We have a Korean man on American Idol and he was damn good. If you watched American Idol on Tuesday night, you saw John Park, a college student from Northbrook, Illinois. John was only 13 contestants out of 12,000 that auditioned in Chicago to make it past the 4 judges, who all gave him a “yes.” He got major props from guest judge and country singing sensation Shania Twain. John Park sang “If I ever leave you baby” at the Chicago auditions of American Idol 9, which is the last season that the cantankerous Simon Cowell will be judging.
John even had the Kpop hairdo going. Shania complemented John with his beautiful “bottom end” and “nice lips.” Sadly the judges were so stereotyping that they kept saying they were surprised by him. That translates to, I see an Asian man and I expected Will Hung and not someone who can sing. Hopefully John Park will do all Koreans and Asians proud and make it through to the final twelve of American Idol 9.