Posted: 2:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
By Elisabeth Kramer
If we've said it once, we've said it a hundred times: We love us a reality TV show contestant with cute kids. And we like that reality TV show contestant even better when he or so is also talented.
So imagine how thrilled we were when Maurice Townsend made his American Idol Season 13 during the January 22 auditions. Based on Twitter, we weren't alone in liking Maurice, either.
"Maurice had me moving truly amazing!," tweeted one new Music Minister convert.
"Aww, music minister and family man...plus Maurice can sang! Cutie pie kids, ur daddy's goin through #IdolDetroit moments rock!!" added another. We're expecting #risingstar and #MusicMinister to be trending soon, too.
But don't just think Maurice's cute kids (he has four of 'em!) got him through to Hollywood. All three judges were also blown away by his powerful rendition of John Legend's "So High" (not exactly an easy song to sing). To make the moment even more memorable, the judges had one of Maurice's kids tell him the good news. Too. Much. Cute.
Expect to see a lot more of this Music Minister. We've heard he makes it to this season's Top 31! Fingers crossed Maurice gets all the way to Live Shows so we can see more of that adorable family of his, too!
Sources: Twitter, American Idol Net