Francisco Martin is a contestant who season eighteen’s judges believe could win it all. In the face of what could easily be mistaken for crippling anxiety, he blew away American Idol’s judges, and now he’s back for Hollywood Week, and better than ever. In a performance that’ll wow you, the San Franciscan singer astounded with “Hold Back The River.”
Lionel Richie loved his rendition, mimicking out a swishing basket to show that he’d really nailed it. Luke Bryan was so proud of the young singer that you could hear him crying out “My boy” from the moment his audition ended. What’s Francisco’s own opinion? Well, he thinks he could do better. Wow.
If Francisco Martin thinks that he can do better than this brilliant Hollywood Week cover of James Bay’s “Hold Back The River,” then the judges may be right from the start. American Idol could have a winner. If he improves that much in one show, we can’t wait to see what’s next.