Willie Jones was the first to audition. With a Kid n’ Play haircut and dressed in jeans, a jean vest, and a plaid button down hanging around his waist, Demi Lovato said he looked like the fresh Prince of Bel Air, and she was spot on. But as we were waiting for Jones to thrill us with something fast and loud, he opted for ‘Your Man’ by Josh Turner, a country song.
It only took a few words to fly out of his mouth before Jones had the crowd on their feet cheering him on. The judges mouths formed perfect O’s as they sat in shock, completely taken by surprise that a country twang was coming from his voice.