Little Rock's Charlie Askew impresses on 'American Idol' | Rock Candy

Friday, January 25, 2013

Little Rock's Charlie Askew impresses on 'American Idol'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Charlie Askew impressed the judges on American Idol Thursday pic
  • Fox
  • Charlie Askew impressed the judges on "American Idol" Thursday night.

Congratulations to 17-year-old Charlie Askew of Little Rock, who wowed the American Idol judges at the Baton Rouge auditions on last night's episode and thus will be going to Hollywood.

Askew — who's performed in productions by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's Young Artist program — sang part of Queen's "Breakthru" and a touch of the jazz standard "Nature Boy." It's fair to say the judges were a bit surprised by his seriously impressive vocal chops.

In the background segment, Askew talks about how he's always felt awkward and had a hard time communicating with people. Music has been a vital conduit. Askew's mother said his doctor diagnosed him with "Charlie Askew Syndrome," because "he didn't really fit any diagnosis."

"When I was little I wasn't able to reach out and connect with people socially or verbally," the young singer said. "Through music, finally I found an outlet, some way I can express myself."

The whole segment is mega-adorable. Watch it after the jump, it'll brighten your day.

Tags: , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

People who saved…

Most Shared

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation