Kory Wheeler is the 27-year-old from Nashville, TN, who’s competing on the 15th and final season of American Idol. During the day he works as a barista, at night he’s making sweet music. During his Team Blue Eyes group audition solo on American Idol – the group sang Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” – Wheeler got the nod from judge Keith Urban who turned to Jennifer Lopez and said, “Nice voice.” She agreed.
Vulture described Wheeler as someone “who looks like he should be comparing facial scrubs in a Birchbox Man video.” We’re not sure if that was native advertising at work or not — but it does have us wonder if Wheeler might win more fans without the facial hair. P.S. Wheeler’s five-track EP All Good Things is now available at Amazon and iTunes. American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm on FOX.