'American Idol' Season 18: Meet Kyle Tanguay, Eagles' only male cheerleader whose high spirits won hearts

Kyle admits that he is a choreographer and dancer but not a singer


                            'American Idol' Season 18: Meet Kyle Tanguay, Eagles' only male cheerleader whose high spirits won hearts
Kyle Tanguay (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

'American Idol' Season 18 returned on February 24 night for week 2 of its auditions. Kyle Tanguay is among the hopefuls who auditioned and now has fans rooting for him because of his enthusiasm.

Kyle admits that he is a choreographer and dancer but not a singer. He is also one of the first male cheerleaders in Eagles' history.  His cheerleaders accompanied him right into the audition room to show their support. While he has high spirits, does he have what it takes to make it all the way through? 

Returning to their seats were judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry alongside host Ryan Seacrest. 'Dancing With The Stars' winner and author Bobby Bones also returned as the in-house mentor.

The 21-year-old contestant brought along his entire cheerleading committee for his audition. Kyle also reveals he has no prior training when it comes to singing and that he learned by watching videos on YouTube.



 

Performing his rendition of Shawn Mendez's 'Mercy', Kyle doesn't sound that bad at all. He can carry a good pitch and after Katy asks him to sing the song in a high key, he aces it. The judges share that despite him having a good voice, he should prepare himself for a tough competition and put in a lot of hard work. Without a doubt, Kyle gets three yeses from the judges, sending him to Hollywood with a golden ticket. 

Taking to Twitter post his performance, fans affirm that he could surprise us this season and are rooting for him. "Obsessed with you in high school cheerleading and still obsessed now! WE’RE ROOTING FOR YOU KYLE #AmericanIdol," a fan wrote. 

"I have a feeling Kyle could surprise us this season. Such a good voice. Thanks to american idol for giving a chance to people who may not otherwise be heard," a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, "I'm glad he's going to Hollywood! I like his voice but HE HAS SPIRIT." 

"Kyle has a lot of potential! I see him getting a lot better as he performs more #AmericanIdol," a fan shared. While another shared, "Congratulations, Kyle Tanguay! Just because someone doesn’t have experience, doesn’t mean they don’t have a good singing voice and can’t make it to Hollywood. #AmericanIdol." 

Do you think Kyle will go far in the competition? Let us know in the comments below. 

'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday night only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.

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