Doug auditioned in Savannah. He sang "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts once a capella and then again with Luke Bryan accompanying him on the piano. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.
Hollywood Round Edit
Doug was shown in the "Soul" category of the Genre Challenge, alongside Sophia Wackerman, Jovin Webb, and Amber Fiedler. He sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Afterwards, the judges told him that he was eliminated.
Performances in American Idol Edit
|Round||Song Choice||Original Artist||Theme (if any)||Result|
|Auditions||"Bless the Broken Road"||Rascal Flatts||None||Safe|
|Hollywood Week||"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"||Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell||Hollywood Round 1||Eliminated|
- Doug was technically the first contestant shown in Season 18, but before he could perform, the judges told him to go out and "gain some experience" by singing in front of a crowd. Camryn Leigh Smith sang before Doug while he was out.