On Wednesday night’s episode of American Idol, one hopeful contestant brought Mariah Carey to tears.
Matheus Fernandes, 21, had gone to see doctors all his life to determine what was preventing him from growing. “They couldn’t really figure anything out. They were just like, ‘Dude, it’s not a hormonal problem. You’re not disproportionate. You’re just plain short,'” he explained.
Fernandes, who said that he was bullied throughout high school and middle school due to his stature, started his audition by asking the judges good-naturedly, “Is there a height limit on this show?” And then he delivered a blistering rendition of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” that earned him four yeses from the table.
via TV Guide