Devin Velez

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Devin Velez
Born (1994-04-22) April 22, 1994 (age 20)
Chicago, Illinois
Genres Pop, Latin
Occupations Singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 2013–present

Devin Velez (born April 22, 1994) is an American singer from Chicago, Illinois, who came in eighth place on the twelfth season of American Idol.[1]

Early life[edit]

Devin Velez was born on April 22, 1994, in Chicago, Illinois.[citation needed]

Velez had auditioned for The Voice and The X Factor prior to American Idol. He was a high school student at Rickover Naval Academy High School working at Starbucks.[2]

American Idol[edit]

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.[3] 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.[1]

Performances and results[edit]

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
Four Tops 10


Velez took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013, beginning on July 19 and ending on August 31, 2013.


  1. ^ a b "Devin Velez gets eliminated from 'American Idol'". Chicago Sun-Times. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  2. ^ Christian Broadcasting Network News telephone interview.
  3. ^ Carlson, Erin. "'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

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