April 22, 1994 |
Velez auditioned in Chicago, Illinois. In the semi-finals, Velez performed "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" by Armando Manzanero. On March 7, 2013, Velez was voted into the Top 10. He received the lowest amount of votes after his Top 8 performance. He was sent home on March 28, 2013, after the judges decided against using their "Judges' Save" power.
Performances and results
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||Not aired||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||A Capella||Not aired||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Payphone"||Maroon 5||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Solo||"What a Wonderful World"||Louis Armstrong||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Personal Choice||"Listen"||Beyoncé||6||Advanced|
|Top 20 (10 Men)||Personal Choice||"Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"||Armando Manzanero||9||Advanced|
|Victory Song||"The Power of One (Change the World)"||Israel Houghton||4|
|Top 10||Music of the American Idols||"Temporary Home"||Carrie Underwood||3||9th|
|Top 9||The Beatles||"The Long and Winding Road"||The Beatles||8||Bottom 31|
|Top 8||Music of Motor City||Solo "The Tracks of My Tears"||The Miracles||5||Eliminated|
|Trio "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"
with Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor
Velez took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013, beginning on July 19 and ending on August 31, 2013.
- "Devin Velez gets eliminated from 'American Idol'". Chicago Sun-Times. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
- Christian Broadcasting Network News telephone interview.
- Carlson, Erin. "'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 March 2013.