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South Side Chicago Teacher Makes it To American Idol!

Another season of American Idol is back! The first episode premieres this Sunday on Valentines Day. Among this year’s contestants is Jason Warrior, a golden talent from Chicago’s South side.

Warrior grew up in the Roseland community on the South Side of Chicago. He now spends his time giving back to the youth in the city where he serves as a teacher. In addition to teaching, Jason says that music has always been his calling.

“As with many singers, I grew up in the church, that’s where I was based out of, and even part of the group the Soul Children of Chicago,” Warrior said. “I kind of knew at a point, especially at 6 years old, I was just so involved, I just knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

Jason has competed on other TV talent shows, so this isn’t his first rodeo so to speak, but it is his first time making it to the iconic American Idol stage. He recently spoke to ABC7News where he admitted to being nervous this time around, but says the judges made him feel at ease.

“The moment those judges opened up their mouths and they began to speak to me, it’s as if everything that was bothering you every bit of nervousness just went away. We’re in a room together and we just want to hear you sing, come and share your gift with us. It felt so wonderful,” he said.

Warrior says it’s his goal to change the world through music. American Idol just might be the platform to help him continue to do that just!

If you’re new to Jason Warrior’s music, scroll down to catch a sample of his powerful voice!

Remember to tune in to ABC 7 this Sunday at 7pm CST to watch the season debut of American Idol. Then, of course…don’t forget to VOTE!


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