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Video: Chris Medina's Heart-Wrenching American Idol Love Story and Audition — Can Idol Still Make You Cry?

American Idol had its first big headline-making tearjerker contestant of the season last night with Chris Medina, who closed out the episode with his touching personal story. Chris shared about how an accident left his longtime love and fiancée, Juliana, with a brain injury just months before their wedding. Chris spoke about continuing to care for Juliana, saying, "What kind of guy would I be if I walked out when she needed me the most?" Chris sang "Breakeven" by The Script, which left the judges with tears in their eyes. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson then invited Chris to bring Juliana in to meet them so she could be there to hear the news that he's headed to Hollywood. Season 10 had yet to have such an emotional impact on us, and while most of you are ready to quit watching, perhaps this will draw you back in. So tell us — can Idol still make you emotional?

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likethedirection likethedirection 5 years
Ooh, I felt the same way, McFearless, about him feeling obligated to stay with her.
Burkina Burkina 5 years
I don't like when people use their personal life for sympathy. Its so sad what happened to the girl in the video but what does it have to do with singing?I also feel uncomfortable with the guy feeling obligated to stay with her because "what kind of guy would i be if i left her now". Yikes.
Burkina Burkina 5 years
I don't like when people use their personal life for sympathy. Its so sad what happened to the girl in the video but what does it have to do with singing? I also feel uncomfortable with the guy feeling obligated to stay with her because "what kind of guy would i be if i left her now". Yikes.
Frida83 Frida83 5 years
I'm sorry, I don't know what the sob stories has to do with Idol. Sure, they're tragic and sometimes heartwarming but isn't it all a little 'this happened to me but I'm still a really good person so I deserve to be an Idol'? Idol is supposed to be about music and who can become an artist and who can't. I don't need to hear someone's personal stories to like them as artists. Maybe if they were picked to go on as the final twelve or whatever but not as early as tryouts. It's the same with SYTYCD, in the end all those stories just make me cringe.
Annon55 Annon55 5 years
Of course it's sad, but Idol just exploits people's lives for the added drama it brings to the show. They always have to find at least one sob story (Danny Gokey's wife before, and so on...)
Kimberly-Timlick Kimberly-Timlick 5 years
Wow! Sure can still make me cry.
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