Jacee Badeaux: American Idol Audition of the Night

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Has American Idol found the next Justin Bieber? Or, at the very least, its youngest finalist in history?

Viewers were introduced to Jacee Badeaux last night, a 15-year old native from Lafayette, Louisiana.

While Jennifer Lopez swooned how this contestant was "So sweet and SOOOO CUUUUUTE," we were simply impressed by his vocals. Belting out a rendition of Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," Badeaux was encouraged by the panel to really let it go during his audition. Suffice it to say, the guy had no trouble earning a Golden Ticket...

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