Singer comes out on national TV in moving American Idol audition

Singer Jorgie auditioning on American Idol

A contestant made a big impression on American Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie when he auditioned with an original song this week.

Making the whole experience that much more personal and moving was the fact that Jorgie, the contestant, came out publicly in his song.

‘I just recently came out,’ Jorgie tells the judges before getting into his song.

He also explained to Perry how she was an inspiration for him growing up: ‘Listening to I Kissed a Girl and knowing it could be mainstream, that helped me so much.’

When Perry asks Jorgie if his father knows, Jorgie puts his hands to his face. ‘No, he doesn’t know anything about me,’ he explains. ‘When he sees this, he’s going to know everything.’

Jorgie sings the original song Heaven for the judges.

‘I wrote it about a guy I liked but he didn’t know because I wasn’t out, and it was just like, “My life would be heaven if you knew that I liked you.”‘

So how did his audition go? Watch below to find out!

The judges are in awe of Jorgie’s performance.

‘You’ve got a real emotional voice,’ Perry tells him.

Richie also added his praise: ‘When I say you nailed it, I mean to the point of in awe. I love what you just did.’

All three judges gave him a yes and now Jorgie is headed to Hollywood for the televised competition.

Jorgie’s audition followed Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon’s viral audition last week. Harmon is the gay son of a pastor and also auditioned with an original song, this one called Almost Heaven.

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This American Idol contestant came out to his family on TV & blew the judges away

American Idol judges Lionel Ritchie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan were blown away by contestant JorgieHe says his father “doesn’t know anything about me. He’s gonna see me and he’s gonna find out about everything.”

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‘American Idol’ Contestant Jorgie Comes Out as Gay in Audition, Leaves Judges ‘in Awe’ with Original Song: WATCH

Jorgie, a 23-year-old American Idol hopeful, came out to his family on Monday night’s audition show before leaving the judges “in awe” with a stunning and vulnerable original song about unrequited love.

In an intro clip not included in the segment posted below, Jorgie talked about his background, saying, “My family doesn’t know that I’m gay, so this is a really big step for me. It’s not just me calling them and telling them – it’s me actually being on TV and spilling the truth out. I’m here today to celebrate who I am and to end that era of being in the closet – because it’s not fun. I’m ready.”

ALSO: Gay Church Janitor Stuns ‘American Idol’ Judges with Original Song About Whether Heaven Has a Place for Him: WATCH

In the clip below, Jorgie was asked by the judges if his father knows he’s gay, and replied: “He doesn’t know anything about me. He’s gonna see me and find out about everything.”

Jorgie then did a goofy impression of Katy Perry singing “California Girls” that did not set the judges up for what they were about to hear.

Moving on to his audition song, Jorgie said, “It’s called “Heaven”. I wrote this song about a guy that I liked but he didn’t know because I wasn’t out, and it was just like, ‘my life would be heaven if you knew that I liked you.’”

“You’re real,” said Katy Perry after hearing him. “You’ve got a real emotional voice. You just gave us serious pro.”

Added Lionel Richie: “When I say you nailed it, I mean, to the point of in awe. I love what you just did.”

“We love you just the way you are,” said Perry.

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