Judge Sobs As Son Facetimes Sick Mom During American Idol Audition

Judge Sobs As Son Facetimes Sick Mom During American Idol Audition

During a heartwarming American Idol audition, one contestant was able to Facetime his sick mother so she could watch him sing. It was a touching moment that brought many to tears, including one of the judges.


Dimitrius Graham, a 27-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland, cannot speak more highly of his mother, Lorraine, when he is being interviewed before his audition. She was the one who supported him his whole life, put him through college, and has always encouraged him to keep up with his singing.

“That’s my mom, that’s my best friend, that’s my rock, that’s my American idol,” Dimitrius sweetly says.

Unfortunately, Lorraine is sick and is about to go into surgery. And Dimitrius is unable to be there with her in the hospital because he is in Los Angeles for his American Idol audition. Wanting to lift her spirits, he asks the judges if he can Facetime her so she can watch his audition.

Katy Perry, one of the judges on American Idol, video calls Lorrain and shares an encouraging message with her. “We believe with you, for tomorrow, that you’ll be safe and protected and the angels are around you. And speaking of an angel, your son is about to sing for us, and we want you to be a part of this moment.”

While Katy Perry is holding the phone so Lorraine can watch the audition, Dimitrius starts singing “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler.

“Did you ever know that you're my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.”

Immediately, Katy Perry starts crying as well as many other contestants sitting in the audience. It was such a sweet and tender moment to witness. Thank you God for the bond between a mother and her son!