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Devin Velez (born April 22nd, 1994) was a contestant on Season 12 of American Idol.

Audition[]

Devin's audition was not televised, but a flashback revealed he auditioned in Chicago.

Hollywood Round[]

Devin was shown in a group with Devan Jones singing "Payphone" by Maroon 5, ft. Wiz Khalifa a capella. His group was the only male group to sing without band accompaniment. He and Devan advanced. For his final solo performance, he sang "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. He advanced along with Devan, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Cortez Shaw and Adam Sanders. He eventually did enough to make the Top 20 Guys.

Top 40[]

Devin was shown in Male Group 1 and sang "Listen" by Beyonce. Afterwards, the judges told him he did enough to become a semifinalist.

Top 20[]

Devin sang "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" by Armando Manzanero. He received enough votes to place him in the five highest voted male contestants, making him a Top 10 finalist. To celebrate, he sang "The Power of One (Change the World)" by Israel Houghton during the results show.

Top 10[]

Devin sang "Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood. He was placed 9th in the voting for that week, putting him in the Bottom 2.

Top 9[]

Devin sang "The Long and Winding Road" by The Beatles. He was placed in the Bottom 3 for that week.

Top 8[]

Devin sang "The Tracks of My Tears" by The Miracles. He received the lowest number of votes for that week, eliminating him from the competition.

Season 12
Finalists
 ·Candice Glover ·Kree Harrison ·Angie Miller ·Amber Holcomb ·Janelle Arthur ·Lazaro Arbos ·Burnell Taylor ·Devin Velez ·Paul Jolley ·Curtis Finch, Jr.
Semifinalists
 ·Aubrey Cleland ·Charlie Askew ·Nick Boddington ·Zoanette Johnson ·Adriana Latonio ·Elijah Liu ·Vincent Powell ·Cortez Shaw ·Breanna Steer ·Tenna Torres
Quarterfinalists
 ·Melinda Ademi ·Juliana Chahayed ·Cristabel Clack ·Rachel Hale ·Kevin Harris ·Jett Hermano ·Josh Holiday ·Brandy Hotard ·Isabelle ·JDA ·Johnny Keyser ·Kamaria Ousley ·Gurpreet Singh Sarin ·Jimmy Smith ·Bryant Tadeo ·Mathenee Treco ·Shubha Vedula ·Chris Watson ·David Oliver Willis ·Jenny Beth Willis
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