Ben Briley is in the Top 30 of American Idol’s 13th season, according to spoilers put out by The Idol Pad.
The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.
A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.
Contestant: Ben Briley
We can never say for sure just from videos (especially low-quality ones) posted online. But from what I have seen so far, Ben is not the kind of contestant who wins Idol. Look at Casey Abrams and others who have done “Georgia” and compare to Briley. He just isn’t on the same level. I predict he has little to no chance of winning IF he employs that generic style of singing.
I will add the YouTube video for Ben Briley’s audition as soon as it airs on American Idol.
Background Information And Music Video Links:
Ben has a YouTube channel with 8 videos at the time of this writing. He sings, among others, an Elton John medley, “Georgia On My Mind,” “Arms Of A Woman,” “Desperado,” and others. His Twitter says he is from Gallatin, Tennessee, and he is married. Ben is at least pretty good at the piano, which he plays for some of these performances.