Audition[edit | edit source]
Sway auditioned in San Francisco. He sang "Superstar" by Delaney & Bonnie. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.
Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]
Sway was shown in a group with called "The Idol-Phonics" Terrell Brittenum, Elliott Yamin and Anthony Hansen singing "It's In Her Kiss" by Betty Everett. Everyone advanced except Anthony. Later, he made the judges' final forty-four and at the final deliberation, they told him he did enough to make the Top 24.
Top 24[edit | edit source]
Sway sang "Reasons" by Earth, Wind & Fire. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.
Top 20[edit | edit source]
Sway sang "Overjoyed" by Stevie Wonder. He received the second lowest number of votes among the boys, eliminating him from the competition.
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