Mark auditioned in Minneapolis. He sang "Soulshine" by The Allman Brothers Band and "I Wan'na Be Like You" by Louis Prima. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.
Mark was called up by the judges immediately before Hollywood Round could official begin. He sang "Jolene" by Ray LaMontagne. He was later shown in a group with Vanessa Andrea, Alex Shier and Katherine Winston singing "With a Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Cocker. For his third Hollywood Round performance, he sang "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver. Although he forgot his lyrics, he survived the subsequent cut, prompting Harry to mention to him after the fact that he was almost eliminated, but was saved due to his "special voice". For his final solo performance, he sang "Take Me to Church" by Hozier. At the Final Judgment, the judges told him he did enough to become a Top 24 semifinalist.