March 1st, 2010
03:29 PM ET
Andrew Garcia is not only a favorite this season on “American Idol,” he’s also a hit on YouTube.
Even before the Moreno Valley, California, resident placed in “‘Idol’s” Top 24, his homemade performance videos had already been viewed by thousands on the Web site. Garcia can be seen performing some of the songs he has sung on the hit show, including Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” and Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning,” as well as an original song, “Live and Learn.”
Garcia emerged early in the competition as a potential front-runner and strengthened his fan base during Hollywood week with an acoustic version of former judge Paula Abdul’s hit, “Straight Up.”
The original page with Garcia’s videos has been removed since he made it into the Top 20, but a few fans have gathered many of them on a YouTube channel called “Andrew Garcia on American Idol.”
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