Audition[edit | edit source]
C.J. auditioned in Salt Lake City. He sang "Soulshine" by The Allman Brothers. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.
Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]
C.J. was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Sam Woolf, Keri Lynn Roche and Ayla Stackhouse. He sang "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne. He advanced alongside Sam and Keri Lynn. He was later shown in a group called "Freedom Breathers" with Caleb Johnson, Tyler Ahlgren and Matthew Hamel singing "Too Close" by Alex Clare. He advanced along with Caleb. For his final solo performance, he sang "Bring It on Home to Me" by Sam Cooke. During the Final Judgment, he was called alongside Casey Thrasher. The judges could not decide between the two, so they asked for a sing-off. On the post, C.J. sang "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers. The judges decided that both gentlemen did enough to become Top 30 finalists.
Top 30[edit | edit source]
C.J. was chosen by the judges to sing during Rush Week. He sang "Shelter" by Ray LaMontagne. He did not receive enough votes to place among the five men with the highest votes, however he was selected by the judges to sing again as a Wild-Card.
Wild-Card[edit | edit source]
C.J. sang "Bring It On Home to Me" by Sam Cooke. He was selected by the judges to become a Top 13 finalist.
Top 13[edit | edit source]
C.J. sang "Radio" by Darius Rucker. He received enough votes to be "safe" for another week.