Sixteen-year-old Kayden Stephenson auditioned for “American Idol,” looking like he’s not old enough to be there. But that’s because he has Cystic Fibrosis, which means he probably won’t live past the age of 35.
Kayden says, “It’s definitely scary, but also it gives me an opportunity to do everything now while I’m young. I’m doing ‘American Idol’ because this is my dream. I’ve always wanted to be on the show, that’s why I came here as soon as I got of age.”
He sings “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder and it’s just OK, but the judges just love him and send him through to Hollywood. Honestly, how could you not? What a sweet kid.