Eben auditioned in Pittsburgh. He sang "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.
Eben was shown in a group called "Hollywood Five" with Jeremy Rosado, David Leathers, Jr., Ariel Sprague and Gabi Carrubba singing "Mercy" by Duffy. Everyone in their group advanced and after his untelevised final solo performance, he was placed in the second deliberation room along with Phillip Phillips, Skylar Laine, Shannon Magrane, Jeremy Rosado, Reed Grimm and Jessica Phillips where it was revealed that everyone had advanced.
Las Vegas RoundEdit
For his final solo performance, he sang "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker. At the Final Judgment, he was called up along with David Leathers, Jr.. The judges told him that he had made the Top 24 and David was eliminated.
Eben sang "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele. He was eliminated at this stage of the competition.
|Phillip Phillips · Jessica Sanchez · Joshua Ledet · Hollie Cavanagh · Skylar Laine · Elise Testone · Colton Dixon · DeAndre Brackensick · Heejun Han · Erika Van Pelt · Shannon Magrane · Jermaine Jones · Jeremy Rosado|
|Reed Grimm · Jen Hirsh · Brielle Von Hugel · Adam Brock · Baylie Brown · Hallie Day · Creighton Fraker · Eben Franckewitz · Haley Johnsen · Chase Likens · Aaron Marcellus · Chelsea Sorrell|