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American Idol auditions wrapped up last night, and we have yet another country music performer earning their ticket to Hollywood.
This time, it came from 24-year-old Dan Marshall Griffith, a former linebacker for the Virginia Tech Hokies from Chesapeake, Virginia.
Before he even started his audition, he admitted that he’d only been playing gigs for five or six months before taking the big leap of faith, and auditioning in front of the world.
I’d say that takes some serious courage, considering he’s still new to playing live music.
With that being said, the man chose to sing Garth Brooks’ 1989 hit, “The Dance,” from his self-titled album.
He left judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan impressed, although he played the song with the guitar out of tune.
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