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Arthur Gunn Moves The Judges With 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' Audition

Arthur Gunn Moves The Judges With 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' Audition

The judges on American Idol are so moved by Arthur Gunn’s amazing audition where he sang ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Arthur Gunn’s given name is Dibesh, which means light, but he chose to use Arthur Gunn as his stage name. He is 21 years old and has been living in Wichita, Kansas with his family for five years.

Originally, Arthur was born in Nepal and has a great love for his homeland. “I loved growing up in Nepal,” he says. “Nepal is a very beautiful country. You go up mountains and hills everywhere. It is a wonderful place.”

This is the place where his love of music began. “Music has always been my thing since I was a kid. I got my first guitar from my mom, and then I started to sing along to any song I would hear on the radio or TV. That’s when the dream started,” he shares. “After high school, I moved to America, because it’s the land of great opportunity.”

Once he got to Kansas, Arthur started to get into bluegrass and country music. “I hadn’t listened to that kind of music before, but I pulled toward it,” he explains. “It was magnetic.”

Right before his audition, Arthur shared that he was very excited but also a bit nervous. “To be performing on American Idol, it is a big deal,” he says. “So, this is my chance to make my American dream come true.”

Once he gets into the audition room and sings for Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, he blows them all away with his powerful and soulful voice. The judges are clearly impressed with the talent that Arthur has.

“You have such a great storyteller voice, and I’m really excited for you,” says Katy Perry. “Arthur, you’re a Rockstar!”

Luke Bryan even asks Arthur if he wants to open up for his upcoming show in two weeks and tells him how he is such a unique artist.

“I want you to understand something. You have no idea what this journey is going to be for you,” Lionel Richie says to Arthur as he is giving him a hug after he finishes his audition. “God bless you. You are the story that we need to tell.”

It is clear how moved the judges were by this performance, and they cannot wait to see more of Arthur Gunn in Hollywood.