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It appears Michigan is getting represented on the new season of “American Idol.” On Sunday (March 20), 28-year old Jacob Moran got his second opportunity to appear on the show and sang a Katy Perry song in front of Perry, a risky move.

The risk paid off, and he made it through to the next round.

Moran hails from Dansville southeast of Lansing. He currently lives in Jackson and commutes to East Lansing where he works at an infusion clinic. He was featured in Hollywood Week on the show in 2019, but his journey ended there. Now, he has a second chance.

“Wow,” added Perry. “When you think the final nail is in, think again. I may have gone to Hollywood and I may have not gotten through, but I kept fighting. I really think you chose the right song and you did it justice. You gave me full body chills. You gave my face half chills and those words were your words now. You have arrived and now is the time.”

10 Michigan Towns with the Most Charm

  • Ann Arbor

    Of course the home of the University of Michigan would be on this list!

  • Escanaba

    The U.P. town is super charming. I have a cousin who lives up there, and she loves it.

  • Frankenmuth

    Who doesn’t love this Christmas center of the world?

  • Harbor Springs

    This is a beautiful spot near Lake Michigan.

  • Ludington

    Ludington is filled with beautiful lighthouses and more Lake Michigan fun.

  • Marquette

    One of the U.P.’s most popular destinations.

  • Munising

    Munising is a beautiful spot for hikers.

  • Petoskey

    Another U.P. gem is Petoskey.

  • Saugatuck

    Saugatuck is a quaint tourist town with plenty of great seasonal shops.

  • South Haven

    South Haven offers a beautiful beach and more.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!