Manny Torres is the 20-year-old from Flushing, Michigan who’s competing on the fifteenth and final season of American Idol. Before his audition, he tells host/producer Ryan Seacrest how he’s going to woo the judges with his energy and his hips — which he expects judge Jennifer Lopez won’t be able to resist. “If Jennifer Lopez gives me a golden ticket, I’ll probably grab her hand along with it and won’t let go.” He’s kidding!
For his audition, with an acoustic guitar, Torres sings “This Love” by Maroon 5. And yes, Miss Lopez is clearly watching Manny Torres move his hips. “Cute,” she says to Keith Urban. “So cute,” she reiterates. American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm on FOX.