The second round of tryouts for season 21 of American Idol will air Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. During the show, 14 vocalists will compete in the famous music challenge for judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Trey Lemley (stage name Trey Louis) is a famous singer from Santa Fe, Texas. He started performing and filming videos of himself at work at Mattress Firm, one of which became popular on TikTok and caught the attention of an American Idol director.
Trey Louis, an American Idol candidate, was a victim of the Sante Fe High School massacre.
Trey Louis is a Dallas Cowboys supporter who graduated from Santa Fe High School in 2019. He regularly shares his performance videos on social media, some of which become popular, such as You Should Absolute Exit and Shattered Halos. He survived the May 18, 2018 attack on Sante Fe High School and was rescued by a student he did not know at the time, Christian Riley Garcia.
In an Instagram post six days after the event, he revealed that he ducked into a closet after the suspect opened fire in his art classroom. Christian instructed him to flee the pantry while taking responsibility for holding the door open. Trey discovered after exiting through the back entrance of the school that he was the only one in his class who had successfully fled. That day many of his instructors died, including Christian Riley Garcia. In the article he stated:
“It’s true. I won’t be the same. No one in art class will ever be the same again, and these instructors will never be the same… This has only strengthened us, and nothing can beat the strength of a mighty collective family fuses.”
Ten people died as a result of the tragic incident. Trey now wants to portray his community in a good way almost five years after the event. Speaking to ABC13, he stated:
“It’s a nice little community that had a terrible accident.”
Trey’s mother, Laurie, also stated in her interview that she recognized that God had a purpose for saving him in 2018, and that reason was to do something positive for their community. On TikTok, he has more than 1,150,000 fans. Louis also sang Whiskey Myers’ “Stone” in memory of his late friend Chris Stone, who was killed in the attack.
american idol season 21
Ryan Seacrest hosts season 21 of American Idol, which is judged by Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. To qualify for the Hollywood Week Challenge, the candidates auditioned in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Nashville. Diamond ticket holders can bypass the first round of the tournament and pick their duo mate ahead of the rest. The winner of the music challenge will receive the title “American Idol” and a monetary reward after numerous battles on various topics and stages.
The series is described by ABC as follows:
“Several competitors from America demonstrate their vocal skills in front of a group of top judges to earn the championship and a record company contract.”
Every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, ABC airs new American Idol shows. After the broadcast debut, the network will transfer the shows to YouTube.