“American Idol” Season 10 is officially underway and it only took 45 minutes to get our first sob/sad story. This season’s first belongs to 16-year-old Robbie Rosen from Merrick, New York, who looks remarkably like Danny Zuko from “Grease.” Relevant? Not really, but still note-worthy.
The teenager spent time in a wheelchair when he was five years-old, which devastated his family so much that they didn’t even take pictures or video of him. Luckily, it wasn’t a permanent condition and Robbie is now fine.
Robbie sang The Beatles’ tune “Yesterday” and blew the judges away with his controlled and touching performance. Steven Tyler described it as “beautiful” and Jennifer Lopez told him, “I like you. I love the tone of your voice, I think you’re cute.” Obviously, the judges sent the boy wonder through, with J.Lo saying, “Hollywood! Bye!”