Heejun Han (born April 20, 1989) is an American singer from Flushing, Queens, New York. He is currently a Top 12 finalist for the eleventh season of American Idol. Heejun Han singing “All In Love Is Fair” during American Idol 2012 (Top 13) , As Seen On ©Fox Wed & Thru 8pm 7c, Visual Content From FremantleMedia North America, Inc. Enjoy 🙂
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About HeeJun Han
Heejun Han (born April 20, 1989) is an American singer from Flushing, Queens, New York. He is currently a Top 12 finalist for the eleventh season of American Idol
Han was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. He and his family migrated to Queens, New York when he was young and then moved to Flushing, Queens, New York during his teen years. He attended Francis Lewis High School and is currently on leave from a missionary school in Rockland County.
Before he auditioned for American Idol, he was a non-profit organizer, working with children with special needs. He has spoken of suffering from emotional depression and credited the children that he worked with for helping him to recover from his illness. He has also said that the children motivated him to audition for American Idol
2012: American Idol
Han auditioned for the eleventh season of American Idol in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a performance of Michael Bolton’s version of the song, “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”. His audition brought Jennifer Lopez to tears, and Steven Tyler stated “I think you are really great. I think you could be the American Idol”. He received a golden ticket and advanced to Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Han performed the same song, “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, for his first solo performance in Hollywood and was put through to the next round. He then formed a group with Phillip Phillips, Richie Law and Jairon Jackson for the Hollywood group performance, under the name, “M.I.T.” (or “Most International Team”). The group had issues during the preparation of their performance, as Law insisted that the performance would “do it in his own way” and refused to accept the suggestions given by the other group members. They performed “Broken Strings” by James Morrison featuring Nelly Furtado and despite the judges not being satisfied with their performance, they were put through to the next round as the judges believed they deserved a second chance. Han was put through to the next round once again after his second solo performance in Hollywood.
Han went to Las Vegas and performed “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos with Phillip Phillips, Neco Starr and Jairon Jackson. He was put through to the final Las Vegas round as one of the Top 42 contestants. During the final Las Vegas performance, he performed “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel and was put through to the semi-final as one of the Top 25 contestants of the season.
During the semi-finals, he performed “Angels” by Robbie Williams and was one of the five highest male vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13 thus becoming the first ever male contestant of East Asian descent to do so. He is the first Korean American to make the finals of American Idol. Previously Paul Kim (season 6) and John Park (season 9) had become semifinalists.
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